INSTRUCTION MANUAL

The “Quick Reference Guide” and “Software Start Guide” are provided at end of this manual.

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Introduction
The EOS 550D is a high-performance, digital single-lens reflex camera featuring a fine-detail CMOS sensor with 18.0 effective megapixels, DIGIC 4, high-precision and high-speed 9-point AF, approx. 3.7 fps continuous shooting, Live View shooting, and Full HD (Full HighDefinition) movie shooting. The camera is highly responsive for shooting at anytime, provides many functions fitted for advanced shooting, and offers many other features.

Take Test Shots to Familiarize Yourself with the Camera
With a digital camera, you can immediately view the image you have captured. While reading this manual, take a few test shots and see how they come out. You can then better understand the camera. To avoid botched pictures and accidents, first read the Safety Warnings (p.233, 234) and Handling Precautions (p.12,13).

Testing the Camera Before Use and Liability
After shooting, playback and check whether the images have been properly recorded. If the camera or memory card is faulty and the images cannot be recorded or downloaded to a computer, Canon cannot be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused.

Copyrights
Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded images of people and certain subjects for anything but private enjoyment. Also be aware that certain public performances, exhibitions, etc., may prohibit photography even for private enjoyment.

This camera is compatible with SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards, and SDXC memory cards. This manual will refer to all these cards as just “card.” * The camera does not come with a card for recording images. Please purchase it separately.

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Item Check List
Before starting, check that all the following items have been included with your camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer.

Camera
(with eyecup and body cap)

Battery Pack LP-E8 (with protective cover)

Battery Charger LC-E8/LC-E8E*

Wide Strap EW-100DB III

Interface cable

Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST

EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (Software)

EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk

Camera Instruction Manual (this booklet)

* Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E is provided. (The LC-E8E comes with a power cord.) If you purchased a Lens Kit, check that the lens is included. Depending on the Lens Kit type, the lens instruction manual might also be included. Be careful not to lose any of the above items.

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Conventions Used in this Manual
Icons in this Manual
<6> <V> <U> <0> : Indicates the Main Dial. : Indicates the <S> cross keys. : Indicates the setting button.

0, 9, 7, 8 : Indicates that the respective function remains active for 4 sec., 6 sec., 10 sec., or 16 sec. respectively after you let go of the button.
* In this manual, the icons and markings indicating the camera’s buttons, dials, and settings correspond to the icons and markings on the camera and on the LCD monitor.

3 : Indicates a function which can be changed by pressing the
<M> button and changing the setting.

M

: When shown on the upper right of the page, it indicates that the function is available only in the Creative Zone modes (p.20). : Tip or advice for better shooting. : Problem-solving advice. : Warning to prevent shooting problems. : Supplemental information.

(p.**) : Reference page numbers for more information.

Basic Assumptions
All operations explained in this manual assume that the power switch has already been set to <1> (p.27). It is assumed that all the menu settings and Custom Functions are set to the default. For explanatory purposes, the instructions show the camera attached with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.

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Chapters
For first-time DSLR users, Chapters 1 and 2 explain the camera’s basic operations and shooting procedures.

Introduction
Camera basics.

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Getting Started Basic Shooting and Image Playback
Fully automatic shooting for different subjects.

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Creative Shooting
Basic shooting features for specific types of subjects.

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Advanced Shooting
Advanced shooting features.

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Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) Shooting Movies Handy Features
Convenient menu-based functions.

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Image Playback Printing Images Customizing the Camera Reference

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End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide

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........................................................................................................................................................................... 26 Turning on the Power ................ 58 6 .............. 52 5 Shooting Moving Subjects....... 4 Chapters ............................................................................................................................................................................... 46 1 Full Auto Techniques....... 35 Basic Operation ......... 48 7 Disabling Flash............ 10 Handling Precautions .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 49 2 Shooting Portraits........................................ 12 Quick Start Guide ........... 16 1 Getting Started 23 Charging the Battery ................................... 55 x Image Playback............................ 5 Contents at a Glance................................................................................................Contents Introduction 2 Item Check List.......................................................................................................................... 27 Setting the Date and Time.................... 51 4 Shooting Close-ups ................................................................................................................................... 38 3 Menu Operations .................................................................................................................................................................................................... 36 Q Using the Quick Control Screen .......................................................................... 24 Installing and Removing the Battery.......... 40 Formatting the Card................................................................................................................................................................... 42 Switching the LCD Monitor Display .......................................................................................................... 53 6 Shooting Portraits at Night ........................... 54 C Creative Auto Shooting ..................................... 14 Nomenclature ....................... 33 About the Lens Image Stabilizer....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 31 Attaching and Detaching a Lens ............................................................................................... 50 3 Shooting Landscapes............................................. 3 Conventions Used in this Manual ................. 30 Installing and Removing the SD Card ........................ 29 Selecting the Interface Language............. 44 2 Basic Shooting and Image Playback 45 1 Fully Automatic Shooting.......................................................................................................................

.97 A FE Lock.....................................................................................................................................................................................80 Depth of Field Preview .....................................64 E: Changing the AF Mode .............................................................................................82 a: Manual Exposure.........86 Oy Setting Exposure Compensation ..............87 Auto Exposure Bracketing....................................................................104 Preventing Camera Shake ..............94 Setting the Color Space .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................75 4 Advanced Shooting 77 s: Action Shots ................................................................................99 2 White Balance Correction..............................................71 Setting the Image-recording Quality.......................................................................................................................................................98 B: Setting the White Balance .60 Z: Changing the ISO Speed .....................62 D Using the Built-in Flash ..........103 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction .......................................................................................................................85 q Changing the Metering Mode...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................66 S Selecting the AF Point ...............................................Contents 3 Creative Shooting 59 d: Program AE............................................70 j Using the Self-timer ............96 A AE Lock .............................................................................................................................................................................91 A Registering a Picture Style......................................................................89 A Customizing a Picture Style ..........................................................................................................................................................101 Auto Lighting Optimizer..........................................................................................................83 8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE...................................................................................................................69 i Continuous Shooting ................106 7 ...........78 f: Changing the Depth of Field .............................................................72 A Selecting a Picture Style ............68 MF: Manual Focusing ..........................................

........................................ 139 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness ......................................... 158 b Rotating the Image ........................ 162 X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes ..... 124 Shooting Function Settings .......... 159 k Enjoying Movies ........................................................................................................... 151 Manual Sensor Cleaning ....... 138 Silencing the Beeper ................................... 113 Focusing Manually.................... 138 Setting the Image Review Time ....... 108 Shooting Function Settings ..........................................................................................................................................Contents 5 Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) 107 A Shooting with the LCD Monitor ........................... 164 8 ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 144 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically ... 146 Setting the Flash .................................................................................... 143 Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings....................... 156 u/y Magnified View ..................... 160 k Playing Movies ........................................................................................................................................................................ 147 f Automatic Sensor Cleaning ................................................................... 140 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images ............................................................................................................................................................ 120 6 7 Shooting Movies 123 k Shooting Movies....................................................................................... 111 Using AF to Focus ............................................................................................ 150 Appending Dust Delete Data ........................................................................................................ 138 Card Reminder ..... 139 File Numbering Methods .............................. 153 8 Image Playback 155 HI Searching for Images Quickly............................................................................. 146 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color....................................................................................................................................................................................... 138 Setting the Auto Power-off Time................................................................ 142 B Checking Camera Settings............ 130 Handy Features 137 Handy Features ............................................

...................................................................203 Remote Control Shooting.......224 Specifications ..........................................199 11 Reference 201 When Autofocus Fails ....185 Direct Printing with DPOF ............................................167 K Protecting Images .................................................................................................................................................................................................................165 Viewing the Images on TV ........................................................................................................................................206 Using Eye-Fi Cards ...................................................................................................................................................202 Using a Household Power Outlet ...........................................218 Error Codes...........................................................192 Registering My Menu ....237 End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide 243 9 ..........................................................................................................................................................208 Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes.....................................................................190 Custom Function Settings ............212 System Map ..................176 wPrinting.............................................................210 Menu Settings .............................................................................................................................216 Troubleshooting Guide...................................................................................................................................................204 External Speedlites ............................................................................................................171 B Shooting Information Display ...............................................................................................................................................................................173 9 Printing Images 175 Preparing to Print ...........................183 W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) ........................178 Trimming the Image ......................225 Index ..........170 L Erasing Images .......188 10 Customizing the Camera 189 Setting Custom Functions .................................................................................................198 Setting Copyright Information..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Contents Slide Show (Auto Playback)...............................

64 (D Flash photography) p.78 (s Shutter-priority AE) p.50.71 (j Self-timer) p.108 (A Live View shooting) p.75 (Selecting a Picture Style) 10 . 70 (i Continuous shooting) p.84 (Bulb exposure) p.46.87 (Exposure compensation) p. 53. 62.49 (7 Flash Off) p.124 (k Movie shooting) Take a picture of yourself in a group Freeze the action Blur the action Blur the background Keep the background in sharp focus Adjust the image brightness (exposure) Shoot in low light Shoot without flash Photograph fireworks at night Shoot while viewing the LCD monitor Shoot movies Image Quality Shoot with image effects matching the subject p.80 (f Aperture-priority AE) p.Contents at a Glance Shooting Shoot automatically Shoot continuously p.45 .57 (Basic Zone modes) p.

1) p.72 (76.68 (S AF point selection) p.156 (H Index display) p.139 (LCD brightness) Printing Print pictures easily p.175 (Direct printing) 11 . 86) Focusing Change the point of focus Shoot a moving subject p.171 (L Delete) p.72 (73.Make a large-size print of the picture Take many pictures p.167 (Video OUT) p.170 (K Image protect) p.58 (x Playback) p.53. 67 (AI Servo AF) Playback View the images with the camera Search for pictures quickly Prevent important images from accidental deletion Delete unnecessary images View the images on a TV set Set the LCD brightness p. 83.

Even while the camera is in storage. Wipe off any water droplets with a dry cloth. The camera is not waterproof and cannot be used underwater. wipe it with a well-wrung wet cloth. and wait until the condensation has evaporated before using the camera. To prevent condensation. High temperatures can cause the camera to malfunction. If there is condensation. press the shutter button a few times once in a while to check that the camera is still working. Never leave the camera near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a magnet or electric motor. Corroded contacts can cause camera misoperation. Use a blower to blow away dust on the lens. take the camera to the nearest Canon Service Center. If condensation forms on the camera. Never attempt to disassemble the camera yourself. first put the camera in a sealed plastic bag and let it adjust to the warmer temperature before taking it out of the bag. dry. Do not leave the camera in excessive heat such as in a car in direct sunlight. Also avoid using or leaving the camera near anything emitting strong radio waves such as a large antenna. If the camera is suddenly brought in from the cold into a warm room. If the camera will not be used for an extended period. Do not touch the camera’s electrical contacts with your fingers. have the camera checked by your Canon dealer or check the camera yourself and make sure it is working properly. If you accidentally drop the camera into water. card and battery from the camera. 12 . If you have not used the camera for some time or if there is an important shoot coming up. If the camera has not been used for an extended period. and focusing screen. reflex mirror. The camera contains precision electronic circuitry. Do not use cleaners that contain organic solvents to clean the camera body or lens. For stubborn dirt. promptly consult your nearest Canon Service Center. viewfinder. Do not drop it or subject it to physical shock. test all its functions before using it. do not use the camera. remove the battery and store the camera in a cool. condensation may form on the camera and internal parts. This is to avoid damaging the camera.Handling Precautions Camera Care This camera is a precision instrument. This is to prevent the contacts from corroding. well-ventilated location. Avoid storing the camera where there are corrosive chemicals such as a darkroom or chemical lab. If the camera has been exposed to salty air. Strong magnetic fields can cause camera misoperation or destroy image data. remove the lens.

in rare cases lubricant from the camera’s internal parts may adhere to the front of the sensor. screen burn-in may occur where you see remnants of what was displayed. Cards To protect the card and its recorded data. are not a malfunction. However. or vibration. Dead pixels displaying only black or red. They do not affect the images recorded. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or it might look black. About smear adhering to the front of the sensor Besides dust entering the camera from outside.01% or less pixels. dusty. Lens After detaching the lens from the camera. In case visible spots still remain after the automatic sensor cleaning. Do not subject it to excessive force.99% effective pixels. this is only temporary and will disappear when the camera is left unused for a few days. Store the card in a case. Live View shooting. Do not store or use the card near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a TV set. If the LCD monitor is left on for a prolonged period. Contacts Cautions During Prolonged Use If you use continuous shooting. there might be a few dead pixels among the remaining 0. or wet the card. note the following: Do not drop.. Although this is not a malfunction. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. attach the lens caps or put down the lens with the rear end up to avoid scratching the lens surface and electrical contacts. Also avoid places prone to having static electricity. Do not store the card in hot. In low or high temperatures. physical shock. holding the hot camera for a long period can cause slight skin burns. bend. or magnet. etc. 13 . or humid locations. or movie shooting for a prolonged period.Handling Precautions LCD Monitor Although the LCD monitor is manufactured with very high precision technology with over 99. Do not leave the card in direct sunlight or near a heat source. It will return to normal at room temperature. the camera may become hot. speakers.

33) Open the slot cover and insert a card. . (p. insert it into the slot.27) When the LCD monitor displays the Date/Time setting screen.33) Align the lens’ white or red index with the camera’s index in the matching color.26) To charge the battery. see page 29. (p.Quick Start Guide 1 2 3 4 5 14 White index Red index Insert the battery. see page 24. (p.31) With the card’s label facing you. (p. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>. Set the power switch to <1>. Attach the lens. (p.

To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. (p. Review the picture. (p. Take the picture. (p.138) The captured image will be displayed for approx. Focus the subject.37) Look through the viewfinder and aim the viewfinder center over the subject. If necessary. 2 sec. on the LCD monitor.Quick Start Guide 6 7 8 9 Set the Mode Dial to <1> (Full Auto). To delete an image. see page 107. the built-in flash will popup automatically. Press the shutter button halfway. To display the image again.171). press the <x> button (p. (p.37) Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. and the camera will focus the subject. The shooting settings displayed on the LCD monitor will turn off when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece.58). see “Erasing Images” (p.46) All the necessary camera settings will be set automatically. 15 .

Nomenclature
The names in bold indicate the parts mentioned up until the “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” section.
Mode Dial (p.20) Power switch (p.27) <Z> ISO speed setting button (p.62) <6> Main Dial (p.4) Shutter button (p.37) Built-in flash/AF-assist beam (p.64/147) EF Lens mount index (p.33) EF-S Lens mount index (p.33) Flash-sync contacts Hot shoe (p.206) <V> Focal plane mark (p.52) Strap mount (p.23) Red-eye reduction/ Self-timer lamp (p.65/71) Remote control sensor (p.106,204) Grip
Mirror (p.106,153)

Microphone (p.134) <D> Flash button (p.64)

Contacts (p.13) Lens mount Lens lock pin

Terminal cover Lens release button (p.34) Depth-of-field preview button (p.82)

External microphone IN terminal (p.134) Remote control terminal (p.205) Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal (p.169,176) Body cap (p.33) HDMI mini OUT terminal (p.167)

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Nomenclature

Eyecup (p.205) Viewfinder eyepiece Display-off sensor (p.146)

Dioptric adjustment knob (p.36) <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button (p.108/124) <A/I> AE lock/ FE lock button/ Index/Reduce button (p.97/98/156/158,183) <S/u> AF point selection/ Magnify button (p.68/158,183)

<B> Shooting settings display button (p.44,110,126, 143,173)

<M> Menu button (p.40) Speaker (p.162) Card slot cover (p.31)

LCD monitor (p.40,139)

<O> Aperture/ Exposure compensation button (p.83/87) Tripod socket <Q/l> Quick Control button/ Direct print button (p.38/181) <x> Playback button (p.58) <0> Setting button (p.40) <S> Cross keys (p.40) <WB> White balance selection button (p.99) <XA> Picture Style selection button (p.75) <Yi/Q> Drive mode selection button (p.70,71) <ZE> AF mode selection button (p.66) Card slot (p.31)

DC cord hole (p.203)

Access lamp (p.32) Battery compartment cover release lever (p.26) Battery compartment cover (p.26) <L> Erase button (p.171)

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Nomenclature

Shooting Settings Display
Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount (p.87) AEB range (p.89) Shutter speed Picture Style (p.75) Shooting mode Image-recording quality (p.72) 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 Large/Fine Large/Normal Medium/Fine Medium/Normal Small/Fine Small/Normal RAW RAW+Large/Fine Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) Drive mode (p.70,71) u Single shooting i Continuous shooting Q Self-timer/ Remote control l Self-timer:2 sec q Self-timer: Continuous Shots remaining Shots remaining during WB bracketing Self-timer countdown Bulb exposure time Metering mode (p.86) q Evaluative metering w Partial metering r Spot metering e Center-weighted average metering AF mode (p.66) X One-Shot AF 9 AI Focus AF Z AI Servo AF g Manual Focusing Aperture c Main Dial pointer (p.77) ISO speed (p.62) Flash exposure compensation (p.88) Highlight tone priority (p.194)

Quick Control icon (p.38) White balance (p.99) Q Auto W Daylight E Shade R Cloudy Y Tungsten light U White fluorescent light I Flash O Custom 2 White balance correction (p.101) B White balance bracketing (p.102) Eye-Fi transmission status* (p.208) Battery check (p.28) zxcn

* Displayed if an Eye-Fi card is used. The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Viewfinder Information
Spot metering circle Focusing screen AF point activation indicator < > AF points

<Z> ISO speed <2> White balance correction

<A> AE lock/ AEB in-progress

<o> Focus confirmation light Max. burst <0> Monochrome shooting ISO speed <A> Highlight tone priority Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount AEB range Red-eye reduction lamp-on indicator Aperture

<D> Flash-ready Improper FE lock warning <e> High-speed sync (FP flash) <d> FE lock/ FEB in-progress <y> Flash exposure compensation

Shutter speed FE lock (FEL) Busy (buSY) Built-in flash recycling (D buSY)

Card full warning (FuLL) Card error warning (Err) No card warning (Card)

The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Mode Dial The Mode Dial includes the Basic Zone modes, Creative Zone modes, and Movie shooting mode. Creative Zone These modes give you more control for shooting various subjects. d s a : Program AE (p.60) : Shutter-priority AE (p.78) : Manual exposure (p.83) AE (p.85)

f : Aperture-priority AE (p.80) 8: Automatic depth-of-field

Basic Zone All you do is press the shutter button. Fully-automatic shooting suiting the subject. 1: Full Auto (p.46) C: Creative Auto (p.55) Image Zone 7: Flash Off (p.49) 2 : Portrait (p.50) 3: Landscape (p.51) 4 : Close-up (p.52) 5: Sports (p.53) 6 : Night Portrait (p.54) k: Movie shooting (p.123)

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34) Hood mount (p.34) Focusing ring (p.120) Image Stabilizer switch (p.13) Lens with a distance scale Hood mount (p.35) Contacts (p.33) Contacts (p.120) Focus mode switch (p.33) 21 .Nomenclature Lens Lens without a distance scale Focusing ring (p.35) Lens mount index (p.231) Zoom ring (p.33) Zoom ring (p.231) Zoom position index (p.13) Lens mount index (p.231) Focus mode switch (p.231) Image Stabilizer switch (p.34) Filter thread (front of lens) (p.33) Zoom position index (p.69.69.34) Distance scale Filter thread (front of lens) (p.

Battery pack slot Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Power plug This power unit is intended to be correctly orientated in a vertical or floor mount position.24). Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Battery pack slot Power cord Power cord socket 22 .Nomenclature Battery Charger LC-E8 Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p. Battery Charger LC-E8E Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p.24).

Attaching the Strap Pass the end of the strap through the camera’s strap mount eyelet from the bottom.Getting Started This chapter explains preparatory steps before you start shooting and basic camera operations. The eyepiece cover is also attached to the strap (p. Then pass it through the strap’s buckle as shown in the illustration. 1 Eyepiece cover 23 .205). Pull the strap to take up any slack and make sure the strap will not loosen from the buckle.

For LC-E8 As shown by the arrow. recharging in low temperatures (6°C . the full-charge lamp will turn green. flip out the battery charger’s prongs and insert the prongs into a power outlet. For LC-E8E LC-E8E Connect the power cord to the charger and insert the plug into the power outlet. As shown in the illustration. When the battery is fully recharged. LC-E8 3 Recharge the battery. For safety reasons.10°C / 43°F . 2 hours to fully recharge a completely exhausted battery at 23°C / 73°F. Recharging starts automatically and the charge lamp turns orange. 24 . attach the battery securely. The time required to recharge the battery depends on the ambient temperature and battery’s charge level. follow the above procedure in reverse.Charging the Battery 1 Remove the protective cover. 2 Attach the battery. It takes approx.50°F) will take a longer time (up to 4 hours). To detach the battery.

Using it with an incompatible battery charger or product may result in malfunction or accidents for which Canon cannot be held liable. The battery charger can also be used in foreign countries. remove the battery. resulting in excess discharge and shorter battery life. If the battery becomes exhausted quickly even after being fully charged. If necessary. Even during storage. Doing so can damage the battery charger. the battery has reached the end of its service life. Do not attach any portable voltage transformer to the battery charger. The battery charger is compatible with a 100 V AC to 240 V AC 50/ 60 Hz power source. After recharging the battery. Purchase a new battery. When not using the camera.Charging the Battery Tips for Using the Battery and Charger Recharge the battery on the day before or on the day it is to be used. Storing the battery after it is fully charged can lower the battery’s performance. a charged battery will gradually discharge and lose its power. 25 . The Battery Pack LP-E8 is dedicated to Canon products only. attach a commercially-available plug adapter for the respective country or region. Do not charge any battery other than the Battery Pack LP-E8. Store the battery with the protective cover attached. If the battery is left in the camera for a prolonged period. detach it and unplug the charger from the power outlet. a small amount of power current is released.

2 Insert the battery. 1 Open the battery compartment cover. be careful not to swing it back further. Slide the lever as shown by the arrow and open the cover. be sure to attach the protective cover to the battery. the battery Insert the end with contacts.Installing and Removing the Battery Installing the Battery Load a fully charged Battery Pack LP-E8 into the camera. Press the battery release lever as shown by the arrow and remove the battery. Press the cover Removing the Battery Open the cover and remove the battery. the hinge might break. Otherwise.until it snaps shut. 3 Close the cover. 26 . To prevent short circuiting. After opening the battery compartment cover. Insert the battery until it locks in place.

139). <2> : The camera is turned off and does not operate. <1> : The camera turns on. About Auto Power Off To save battery power. This is normal and not a problem.. About the Automatic Self-Cleaning Sensor Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>.Turning on the Power If the date/time setting screen appears when you turn on the power switch. To turn on the camera again.37). Even during the sensor cleaning. If you repeatedly turn the power switch <1>/<2> at a short interval. you can still shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway (p.. the <f> icon might not be displayed. If you set the power switch to <2> while an image is being recorded to the card. the camera turns off automatically after about 30 seconds of non-operation. the LCD monitor will display <f>. see page 29 to set the date/time. the sensor cleaning will be executed automatically.] will be displayed and the power will turn off after the card finishes recording the image. You can change the auto power-off time with the menu’s [5 Auto power off] setting (p.37) to stop the sensor cleaning and take a picture. just press the shutter button halfway (p. Set to this position when not using the camera. During the sensor cleaning. [Recording . 27 .

n : Battery must be recharged. • Using the LCD monitor often. see page 109. 400 shots The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. • Often activating only the AF without taking a picture. The lens operation is powered by the camera’s battery. 550 shots Approx. but adequate power remains. 470 shots without flash use and approx. the number of possible shots may be lower. 440 shots At 0°C / 32°F Approx. Battery Life Temperature No Flash 50% Flash Use At 23°C / 73°F Approx. 470 shots Approx. • Using the lens Image Stabilizer. and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. the number of possible shots at 23°C / 73°F is approx. The Battery Grip BG-E8 approximately doubles the number of possible shots with two LP-E8 batteries installed. c : Battery will be exhausted soon. The number of possible shots will decrease with any of the following operations: • Pressing the shutter button halfway for a prolonged period. no Live View shooting. 28 . For battery life with Live View shooting. x : Battery level is slightly down. the battery level will be indicated in one of four levels: z : Battery level is OK. 270 shots with 50% flash use.Turning on the Power Checking the Battery Level When the power switch is set to <1>. With size-AA/LR6 alkaline batteries. Depending on the lens used.

Press the <V> key to select [Date/ Time]. then press <0>. the 3 SetPress date and time. Press the <M> button to display the menu. then press <0>. Follow steps 3 and 4 to set the date/time. The date/time will be set. If you store the camera without the battery or if the camera’s battery becomes exhausted. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. 29 . If this happens. set the date/time again. 1 Display the menu. Note that the date/time appended to recorded images will be based on this date/time setting. the [6] tab. Under 2 Time]. select [Date/ Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. (Returns to b. Press the <V> key to set the number.3 Setting the Date and Time When you turn on the power for the first time or if the date/time has been reset. the Date/Time setting screen will appear.) setting. Press then press <0>. Press <0> so <a> is displayed. The date/time set will start from when you press <0> in step 4. 4 Exit the the <U> key to select [OK]. the date/time might be reset. Be sure to set the correct date/time.to select the the <U> key date or time number.

the the <V> key to select language. then press <0>. Press the <V> key to select [LanguageK] (the third item from the top). tab. The interface language will change. select Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. the 3 SetPress desired language.3 Selecting the Interface Language 1 Display the menu. 30 . Under the [6] 2 [LanguageK]. then press <0>. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. Press the <M> button to display the menu.

face As the card’s label side toward you and insert it until it clicks in place. etc. 3 Close the cover. the card. image-recording quality. 2 Insertshown by the illustration. Make sure the card’s write protect switch is set upward to enable writing/erasing.Installing and Removing the SD Card The captured images are recorded onto the card (sold separately). 31 . Slide the cover as shown by the arrow to open it. the number of possible shots will be displayed on the LCD monitor.138). ISO speed. Setting the [1 Release shutter without card] menu option to [Disable] will prevent you from forgetting to install a card (p. Possible shots The number of possible shots depends on the remaining capacity of the card. When you set the power switch to <1>. Installing the Card 1 Write protect switch Open the cover.and slide it in the Close the cover direction shown by the arrow until it snaps shut.

the image number might not start from 0001 (p.” is not displayed on the LCD monitor. Make sure the access lamp is off. If a card-related error message is displayed on the LCD monitor. Set the power switch to <2>. never do any of the following. the 2 Remove pushcard. 32 . use a different card. Check that “Recording..140).42). it indicates that the images are being written to or read by the card. card. transfer all the images and then format the card with the camera (p. • Shaking or banging the camera around. Do not touch the card’s contacts with your fingers or metal objects. If the error persists. • Removing the battery. being erased. • Opening the card slot cover.Installing and Removing the SD Card Removing the Card 1 Access lamp Open the cover. If you can transfer all the images in the card to a computer. The card may then return to normal.. Pull the card straight out. If the card already contains recorded images. It may also damage the card or camera. remove and reinstall the card. then open the cover. Doing so may damage the image data. then close the cover. or data is being transferred. While the access lamp is lit or blinking. then let go. When the access lamp is lit or blinking. Gently in the The card will stick out.

autofocus will not operate. Remove dust on the body cap before attaching it. do it in a place with minimal dust. Turn the lens as shown by the arrow until it snaps in place. 4 Remove the front lens cap.Attaching and Detaching a Lens Attaching a Lens 1 White index Remove the caps. lens. Red index lens. switch If it is set to <MF> (manual focus). Minimizing Dust When changing lenses. When storing the camera without a lens attached. 33 . set the focus mode 3 On the to <AF> (autofocus). be sure to attach the body cap to the camera. Remove the rear lens cap and the body cap by turning them as shown by the arrows. 2 Attach the lens’ red or white index with Align the the camera’s index matching the same color.

Attach the rear lens cap to the detached lens. If the front part (focusing ring) of the lens rotates during autofocusing. Doing so may cause loss of vision. If you want to zoom. Image Conversion Factor Since the image sensor size is smaller than the 35mm film format.) 35mm image size (36 x 24 mm / 1.9 mm / 0.42 x 0.) 34 . it will look like the lens focal length is increased by 1. turn the lens as shown by the arrows. Image sensor size (22.88 x 0.Attaching and Detaching a Lens About Zooming To zoom. Do not look at the sun directly through any lens.94 in.6x. do it before focusing. Turn the lens until it stops. then detach it. Detaching the Lens While pressing the lens release button. turn the zoom ring on the lens with your fingers. do not touch the rotating part.59 in. Turning the zoom ring after achieving focus may throw off the focus slightly.3 x 14.

35 . The Image Stabilizer may not be effective if the subject moves at the time of exposure. Some IS lenses enable you to switch the IS mode manually to suit the shooting conditions. The Image Stabilizer can operate with the focus mode switch set to either <f> or <g>.5-5. The procedure explained here is based on the EF-S 18-55mm f/3. you can save battery power by switching the IS switch to <2>. press the shutter button completely to take the picture. However. camera shake is corrected to obtain a less blurred shot. If the camera is mounted on a tripod. * IS stands for Image Stabilizer. 3 Take thethe picture looks steady in the When viewfinder.5-5. The Image Stabilizer is effective even when the camera is mounted on a monopod. The Image Stabilizer will operate. picture.About the Lens Image Stabilizer When you use the IS lens’ built-in Image Stabilizer. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective for excessive shaking such as on a rocking boat. 1 Set the IS switch to <1>. the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.6 IS and EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5. Set also the camera’s power switch to <1>.6 IS lenses switch the IS mode automatically. 2 Press the shutter button halfway.6 IS lens as an example.

Horizontal shooting Vertical shooting 1. Holding the Camera To obtain sharp images. using Dioptric Adjustment Lens E (10 types. Wrap your right hand around the camera grip firmly. 2.Basic Operation Adjusting the Viewfinder Clarity Turn the dioptric adjustment knob. hold the camera still to minimize camera shake. Press the shutter button lightly with your right hand’s index finger. To maintain a stable stance. 36 . place one foot in front of the other. 3. Press the camera against your face and look through the viewfinder. 6. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. 4. Hold the lens bottom with your left hand. Press your arms and elbows lightly against the front of your body. 5. see page 107. Turn the knob left or right until the nine AF points in the viewfinder look sharp. sold separately) is recommended. If the camera’s dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a sharp viewfinder image.

If you press the shutter button completely without pressing it halfway first or if you press the shutter button halfway and then press it completely immediately. then slowly press the shutter button completely. note the following: • Hold and steady the camera as shown on the previous page. Pressing halfway This activates autofocusing and automatic exposure metering that sets the shutter speed and aperture. Then you can further press the shutter button completely. image playback. To prevent camera shake.Basic Operation Shutter Button The shutter button has two steps. You can press the shutter button halfway. It can cause blurred pictures. The exposure setting (shutter speed and aperture) is displayed in the viewfinder (0). Even during the menu display. 37 . you can instantly go back to shooting-ready by pressing the shutter button halfway. the camera will take a moment before it takes the picture. Preventing Camera Shake Hand-held camera movement during the moment of exposure is called camera shake. Pressing completely This releases the shutter and takes the picture. • Press the shutter button halfway to autofocus. and image recording.

1 Display the Quick Control screen. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. The selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. you can select certain drive modes (p.72). Basic Zone modes Creative Zone modes picture.70) and the imagerecording quality (p. press the <Q> button. the 2 SetPress desired setting. the the <S> key to select function to be set. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. This is called the Quick Control screen.Q Using the Quick Control Screen You can directly select and set the shooting functions displayed on the LCD monitor. 38 . When the shooting settings are displayed. The Quick Control screen will activate (7). In the Basic Zone modes (except C).

Function Setting Display On the Quick Control screen. <0> 39 .20) Image-recording quality (p.88) Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.70) Metering mode (p.103) Drive mode (p.89) Shooting mode* (p.66) Asterisked functions cannot be set with the Quick Control screen.86) AF mode (p.72) Picture Style (p.62) Highlight tone priority* (p.99) ISO speed (p.80) Shutter speed (p.78) Exposure compensation/ AEB setting (p.75) White balance (p. You can also press the <U> key to change the setting. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. The respective setting screen will then appear (except for the shutter speed and aperture). Press <0> to finalize the setting and return to the Quick Control screen. select the function and press <0>.194) Flash exposure compensation (p.Q Using the Quick Control Screen Quick Control Screen Nomenclature Aperture (p.

Creative Zone modes 3 Playback 1 Shooting Tab 5 Set-up 9 My Menu Menu settings Menu items 40 . While looking at the LCD monitor. use the <M> button. and <0> button on the camera back. date/time. the tabs and menu options displayed will be different.3 Menu Operations You can set various functions with the menus such as the image-recording quality. etc. <S> cross keys. <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys Menu Screen Basic Zone modes Movie shooting mode * In Basic Zone modes and Movie shooting mode.

The explanation of menu functions hereinafter assumes that you have pressed the <M> button to display the menu screen. 5 SetPress desired set it.3 Menu Operations Menu Setting Procedure 1 Display the menu. 41 .or <U> key to Press the <V> select the desired setting. then press <0>. 4 Select the setting. Press You can also turn the <6> dial to select a tab. item. 3 Select the desiredkey to select the Press the <V> item.) The current setting is indicated in blue. <0> to setting. A list of menu functions is on page 212. tab. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a tab. Press the <M> button to display the menu. 6 Exit the the <M> button to return Press to the shooting settings display. (Some settings require you to press either the <V> or <U> key to select it. the setting.

Select [OK]. then The card will be formatted. before formatting the card. etc. press the <L> button to checkmark [Low level format] with <X>. Under the [5] tab. When the formatting is completed. press <0>..3 Formatting the Card If the card is new or was previously formatted by another camera or computer. If necessary. then select [OK]. For low-level formatting. format the card with the camera. all images and data in the card will be erased. When the card is formatted. transfer the images to a computer. 1 Select [Format]. 2 Format the card. select [Format]. Even protected images will be erased. then press <0>. the menu will reappear. 42 . so make sure there is nothing you need to keep.

224). Be aware of this when selling or discarding the card. Then format the card with the camera. 43 . When discarding the card. A card-related error is displayed (p. You can stop the low-level formatting by selecting [Cancel]. Before using a new Eye-Fi card. The card was formatted by a different camera or a computer. This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft. the software in the card must be installed in your computer. About Low-level Formatting Do low-level formatting if the card’s recording or reading speed seems slow. The actual data is not completely erased. normal formatting will have been completed and you can use the card as usual. only the file management information is changed. When the card is formatted or data is erased. Even in this case.3 Formatting the Card Execute [Format] in the following cases: The card is new. execute low-level formatting or destroy the card physically to prevent the data from being leaked. Since low-level formatting will erase all recordable sectors in the card. The card is full with images or data. the formatting will take slightly longer than normal formatting. The card capacity displayed on the card format screen might be smaller than the capacity indicated on the card.

The LCD monitor turns on again when your eye leaves the viewfinder eyepiece. If you look at the viewfinder while wearing sunglasses. Pressing the <B> button turns the display on or off. 44 . the display-off sensor (p. While the menu screen or image is displayed as shown below. In such a case.Switching the LCD Monitor Display The LCD monitor can display the shooting settings screen.17. take the camera away from the fluorescent light. etc. Menu Functions Captured Image Appears when you press the <M> button. image. When your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. 146) turns off the LCD monitor automatically. If this happens. menu screen. Appears when you press the <x> button. If a fluorescent light is nearby. This prevents the bright LCD monitor from interfering with your view. press the <B> button to turn off the monitor. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. you can instantly return to the shooting settings screen (shown above) and shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. Shooting Settings Displayed when the camera is turned on. the LCD monitor might not turn off automatically. the LCD monitor might turn off.

With the Basic Zone modes. to prevent botched pictures due to mistaken operations. all you do is point and shoot and the camera sets everything automatically (p. Also. Ba si cZ one 45 . 2 About the Auto Lighting Optimizer In the Basic Zone modes. major shooting settings cannot be changed in the fully-automatic modes.210).Basic Shooting and Image Playback This chapter explains how to use the Basic Zone modes on the Mode Dial for best results and how to playback images. the Auto Lighting Optimizer will adjust the image automatically to obtain the optimum brightness and contrast. It is also enabled by default in the Creative Zone modes (p. The settings (functions set automatically) which cannot be set by the user are grayed out.103).

All the AF points will be used to focus. If the built-in flash has popped up. the built-in flash will popup automatically. 2 Aim any AF point over the subject. the beeper will sound and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. If necessary. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. and Press the shutter button the lens will adjust the focus. Focus confirmation light picture. 3 Focus the subject. At the same time. you can push it back down with your fingers. and generally the closest object will be focused. The captured image will be displayed for about 2 sec. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. Aiming the center AF point over the subject will make focusing easier. 46 . on the LCD monitor. halfway.1 Fully Automatic Shooting 1 AF point Set the Mode Dial to <1>.

1 Fully Automatic Shooting

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The focus confirmation light <o> blinks and focus is not achieved. Aim the AF point over an area having good contrast, then press the shutter button halfway (p.202). If you are too close to the subject, move away and try again. Sometimes multiple AF points flash simultaneously. This indicates that focus has been achieved at all those AF points. When the AF point covering the desired subject flashes, take the picture. The beeper continues to beep softly. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) It indicates that the camera is focusing continuously on a moving subject. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) While the beeper is beeping, you can press the shutter button completely to shoot a moving subject in focus. Pressing the shutter button halfway does not focus the subject. When the focus mode switch on the lens is set to <MF> (Manual Focus), the camera does not focus. Set the focus mode switch to <AF> (Auto Focus). Although it is daylight, the flash popped up. For a backlit subject, the flash may pop up to help reduce the subject’s dark shadow. In low light, the built-in flash fired a series of flashes. Pressing the shutter button halfway may trigger the built-in flash to fire a series of flashes to assist autofocusing. This is called AF-assist beam. It is effective up to approx. 4 meters/13.1 feet away. Although flash was used, the picture came out dark. The subject was too far away. The subject should be within 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. When flash was used, the bottom part of the picture came out unnaturally dark. The subject was too close to the camera, and a shadow was created by the lens barrel. The subject should be at least 1 meter/3.3 feet away from the camera. If a hood has been attached to the lens, remove it before taking the flash picture.

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Recomposing the Shot

Depending on the scene, position the subject toward the left or right to create a balanced background and good perspective. In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, while you press the shutter button halfway to focus a still subject, the focus will be locked. You can then recompose the shot and press the shutter button completely to take the picture. This is called “focus lock”. Focus lock is also possible in other Basic Zone modes (except <5> Sports).

Shooting a Moving Subject

In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, if the subject moves (distance to camera changes) during or after you focus, AI Servo AF will take effect to focus the subject continuously. As long as you keep aiming the AF point on the subject while pressing the shutter button halfway, the focusing will be continuous. When you want to take the picture, press the shutter button completely.

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7 Disabling Flash
In places where flash photography is prohibited, use the <7> (Flash Off) mode. This mode is also effective for candlelight scenes when you want to capture the ambient light.

Shooting Tips
If the numeric display in the viewfinder blinks, take care to prevent camera shake. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur, the viewfinder’s shutter speed display will blink. Hold the camera steady or use a tripod. When using a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end to reduce blur caused by camera shake. Taking portraits without flash. Under low light, the person must not move until the picture is taken. If the person moves during the exposure, he or she might look blurred in the picture.

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The <2> (Portrait) mode blurs the background to make the human subject stand out. It also makes flesh tones and the hair look softer than with the <1> (Full Auto) mode.

Shooting Tips
The farther the distance between the subject and background, the better. The further the distance between the subject and background, the more blurred the background will look. The subject will also stand out better in front of a plain, dark background. Use a telephoto lens. If you have a zoom lens, use the telephoto end to fill the frame with the subject from the waist up. Move in closer if necessary. Focus the face. Check that the AF point covering the face flashes in red.

If you hold down the shutter button, you can shoot continuously to obtain different poses and facial expressions. (max. approx. 3.7 shots/sec.) If necessary, the built-in flash will pop up automatically.

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Use the <3> (Landscape) mode for wide scenery, night scenes, or to have everything in focus from near to far. The greens and blues also become more vivid and sharper than with <1> (Full Auto).

Shooting Tips
With a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end. When using the wide-angle end of a zoom lens, objects near and far will be in focus better than at the telephoto end. It also adds breadth to landscapes. Shooting night scenes. Since the built-in flash will be disabled, this mode <3> is also good for night scenes. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. If you want to photograph a person against a night scene, set the Mode Dial to <6> (Night Portrait) and use a tripod (p.54).

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If you are too close to the subject. With a zoom lens.. use the telephoto end. To make small things appear much larger. use the <4> (Close-up) mode. etc. If you have a zoom lens. If you are too close to the subject and the bottom of the picture looks dark. Check the lens for its minimum focusing distance. move away from the subject.8ft>. use a macro lens (sold separately). The lens minimum focusing distance is measured from the <V> (focal plane) mark on the camera to the subject. Shooting Tips Use a simple background. stand out better. A simple background makes the flower. Move to the subject as close as possible. the built-in flash will fire.4 Shooting Close-ups When you want to photograph flowers or small things up close. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. 52 . Under low light. using the telephoto end will make the subject look larger.25m/0. Some lenses have indications such as <40.

When you want to take the picture. During autofocusing. If focus cannot be achieved. If you hold down the shutter button. whether it is a child running or a moving vehicle. Use the center AF point to focus. use the <5> (Sports) mode.7 shots per sec. 3. 53 . Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur. continuous shooting (max. the beeper will continue beeping softly. Shooting Tips Use a telephoto lens. Hold the camera steady and shoot.) and autofocusing will take effect. approx. Aim the center AF point over the subject. the viewfinder’s shutter speed display on the bottom left will blink. then press the shutter button halfway to auto focus. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink.5 Shooting Moving Subjects To photograph a moving subject. press the shutter button completely. Using a telephoto lens is recommended so you can shoot from afar.

Also. Since camera shake is prone to occur with night shots. the self-timer lamp will light briefly when the picture is taken. When using a zoom lens.6 Shooting Portraits at Night To shoot someone at night and obtain a natural-looking exposure in the background. use the wide-angle end to obtain a wide night view. the built-in flash will fire automatically to obtain a good exposure of the person.4 feet from the camera. 54 . Keep the person within 5 meters/16. Shooting Tips Use a wide-angle lens and a tripod. use a tripod to prevent camera shake. use the <6> (Night Portrait) mode. If the self-timer is also used. shooting also with <1> (Full Auto) is recommended. Shoot also with <1> (Full Auto). The effective distance of the built-in flash is 5 meters/16. Tell the subject to keep still even after the flash fires. Under low light.4 feet from the camera.

Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. see page 56-57. However. the the <S> key to select function to be set. The default settings are the same as the <1> (Full Auto) mode. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <C>. If you change the shooting mode or if the power turns off via auto power off (p. the image-recording quality.139) or by the power switch being set to <2>. etc. the Creative Auto settings will revert to the default. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. * CA stands for Creative Auto. The Creative Auto screen appears on the LCD monitor. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the screen in step 2. picture. <Q> 2 Press the use thebutton. to select You can <S> key the function (7). For details about each function.C Creative Auto Shooting Basic Zone modes except <C> (Creative Auto) take care of everything. A brief description of the selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. depth of field. whereas the <C> Creative Auto mode enables you to easily change the picture’s brightness. 55 . color tone (Picture Style). the 3 SetPress desired setting. selftimer and remote control settings will be retained.

see “Disabling Flash” on page 49. When flash is used. the background might not look so blurred. it will not be applied. the background will look more blurred. Depending on the lens and shooting conditions. If you move it toward the right. (3) Adjusting the picture brightness If you move the index mark toward the left. the picture will look brighter. This setting cannot be set (grayed out) while the built-in flash is popped up. see “Shooting Portraits” on page 50. or <b> (Flash off) can be selected. the background will look more in focus. If you move it toward the right. (2) Blurring/sharpening the background If you move the index mark toward the left.C Creative Auto Shooting Shutter speed and aperture (1) (2) (3) (4) (6) (5) Possible shots Battery check (1) Flash firing <a> (Auto flash). <D> (Flash on). If you set <b> (Flash off). the picture will look darker. If you want to blur the background. 56 .

(6) Image-recording quality To set the image-recording quality. * By pressing <0>. or black-and-white photos. By pressing <0>. the set number of shots is taken continuously. 57 .71. <Q> (Self-timer/Remote control): See the “Using the Self-timer” note ( ) on p. <R> (Vivid blues and greens): For impressive landscapes.204). you can display the [Drive mode] selection screen and set the same settings.C Creative Auto Shooting (4) Image effects Besides the standard image effect. Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the selftimer. continuous.7 frames per second (fps). and self-timer shooting <i> (Continuous shooting): Shoot continuously at a maximum of about 3. landscapes. you can set it for portraits.75: Picture Style) <P> (Standard): Standard image effect applicable to most scenes. <Q> (Smooth skin tones): Effective for close-ups of women or children. (p. see “Setting the Image-recording Quality” on page 72-74.. you can display the [Quality] selection screen and set the same settings. Remote control shooting is also possible (p. (5) Single. <q> (Self-timer:Continuous): After 10 sec. <V> (Monochrome image): Creates black-and-white photos.

x Image Playback The easiest way to playback images is explained below. Each time you press the <B> button. To view images starting with the first (oldest) image. the last captured image will be displayed. With no information displayed Basic information displayed Histogram display Detailed information display image playback. the display format will change. When you press the <x> button. see page 155. 2 Select theimages starting with the last To view image. press the <Y> key. For more details on the playback procedure. 3 Exit the the <x> button to exit the Press image playback and return to the shooting settings display. 1 Playback the image. image. 58 . press the <Z> key.

you can set various functions and be more creative. The difference between the Basic Zone modes and <d> is explained on page 210. * AE stands for Auto Exposure. In the <d> (Program AE) mode. In the <d> (Program AE) mode. the camera sets the shutter speed and aperture automatically to obtain a standard exposure.Creative Shooting In the Basic Zone modes. most functions are set automatically and cannot be changed. to prevent spoiled shots. * <d> stands for Program. 3 59 .

The shutter speed and aperture will be set automatically and displayed in the viewfinder. the camera sets the exposure (shutter speed and aperture) automatically.d: Program AE To obtain a good exposure of the subject. Look through the viewfinder and aim the selected AF point over the subject. 3 Check the shutter speed and aperture display. 4 Take the picture. 2 Focus the subject. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <d>. Then press the shutter button halfway. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. This is called Program AE. 60 . A correct exposure will be obtained as long as the shutter speed and aperture display do not blink. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder’s bottom right lights (with One Shot AF + automatic AF point selection). and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely.

built-in flash.62) or use the built-in flash (p. After you take the picture. The program can be shifted. 61 . press the <I> (Flash) button to pop up the built-in flash. the program shift will be canceled. So under low light. Program shift is not possible with flash. as shown in the figure.5). In very low light or very bright light.62) or use flash (p. you can change the ISO speed (p. decrease the ISO speed. either increase the ISO speed (p. You can freely set the AF mode. drive mode.d: Program AE Shooting Tips Change the ISO speed or use the built-in flash. The functions you can set are limited. In bright light (4000 22). many functions such the AF mode. To match the subject and ambient lighting level.64). the built-in flash will not fire automatically. only the shutter speed and aperture are set automatically. drive mode. (Program shift) After pressing the shutter button halfway. In low light (30" 3. Differences Between <d> and <1> (Full Auto) With <1>. In the <d> mode.64). With <d>.210). turn the <6> dial to change the shutter speed and aperture setting combination (program). and other functions (p. the shutter speed and aperture display will blink when you press the shutter button halfway. and built-in flash are set automatically to prevent spoiled shots.

6400. H Shooting Situation (No flash) Sunny outdoors Overcast skies or evening time Dark indoors or night Flash Range The higher the ISO speed. “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) can also be set (p. etc. You can also set the ISO speed in the viewfinder while turning the <6> dial.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN Set the ISO speed (image sensor’s sensitivity to light) to suit the ambient light level.Fn)] menu.1600 1600 . the ISO speed will be set automatically (p.63). the ISO speed is set automatically (p. dots of light.Fn)] menu. In the Basic Zone modes. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [1: Enable]. In the [7 Custom Functions (C. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed. Using a high ISO speed or shooting in high-temperature conditions may result in more grainy images.400 400 . the settable ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . 62 . (9) [ISO speed] will appear. In the [7 Custom Functions (C.6400 (p.194). When you shoot at high ISO speeds. the ISO speed. if [ISO expansion] is set to [1: On].) may appear.63). ISO Speed Guide ISO Speed 100 . the farther the flash range will be (p. With “AUTO” selected.192). 1 Press the <Z> button. noise (banding.64). Long exposures can also cause irregular colors in the image.

then press <0>. As indicated below. or 3200. 200. Shooting Mode 1/7/3/4/5/6/C d/s/f/a/8 2 With flash ISO Speed Setting Automatically set within ISO 100 . *2: If fill flash results in overexposure. Under the [y] tab. the ISO speed will be displayed in whole-stop increments of 100. the ISO speed will be set automatically to suit the shooting mode. ISO 400 1600 will be set automatically if bounce flash is used with an external Speedlite. However.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN About “AUTO” for Automatic ISO Speed If the ISO speed is set to “AUTO”. When “AUTO” is set. you can set the maximum ISO speed within ISO 400 6400. the ISO speed will be set within this range. the actual ISO speed to be set will be displayed when you press the shutter button halfway. ISO 100 or a higher ISO will be set. 3 Setting the Maximum ISO Speed for Auto ISON For Auto ISO. the actual ISO speed may be set more precisely.6400*1 Fixed at ISO 100 Fixed at ISO 400*2*3 *1: Depending on the maximum ISO speed that has been set. *3: In the <d/8> modes and Basic Zone modes <except 6>. select [ISO Auto]. Therefore. If the maximum ISO speed has been set to [400] or [800]. 1600. Select the ISO speed. 400. then press <0>. in the image’s shooting information.3200 Automatically set within ISO 100 . 800. you may find an ISO speed like 125 or 640 displayed as the ISO speed. 63 .

69 1 .5 .42 / 3.5 / 3.5 / 3.5 . or backlit conditions in daylight.13 / 3.21 / 3. low light.5 / 3.61 1 . the shutter speed (1/60 sec.86 EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5 / 3.5 .11 1 . . button halfway.5 .5 . in meters / feet] Telephoto 1 . “DbuSY” is displayed in the viewfinder.5 / 3. picture.5 .3.6 IS lens 64 .4. 2 Press the shutterof the viewfinder.5 .7.30 / 3.5-5.) will be set automatically to prevent camera shake.26 / 3. Effective Flash Range ISO Speed 100 200 400/AUTO 800 1600 3200 6400 H: 12800 Wide Angle 1 . and [BUSYD] is displayed on the LCD monitor.5 1 .5 .7. 3 Take thefocus is achieved and you When press the shutter button completely.24 1 . In the bottom left check that the <D> icon is lit.2.5 .5 . While the flash is recycling.5 .49 1 .1/200 sec.15 1 . just pop up the built-in flash and press the shutter button to take flash pictures. the flash will fire for the picture. you can press the <D> button anytime to take flash pictures.17 1 .9.19 / 3.5 .31 1 .11 / 3.5 / 3.15 / 3. 1 Press the <D> button.5 . In Creative Zone modes.3.138 [Approx.22 1 .6.12 1 .34 1 .D Using the Built-in Flash In indoors.5 / 3.6 IS lens / EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5 .5 .43 1 .5-5.5 . In the <d> mode.5 / 3.5.97 1 .

the bottom of the picture might look dark due to the obstructed flash. or when you go closer to the subject. the viewfinder display on the bottom will gradually turn off.]. you can extend the flash range. select [Red-eye reduc. the red-eye reduction lamp will light. when the room is well lit. then press <0>. Red-eye reduction will work in any shooting mode except <7> <3> <5> <k>. In bright light. then press <0>. increase the ISO speed. For best results.3 feet away from the subject. the picture will be taken. decrease the ISO speed. For important shots. If the exposure setting in the viewfinder blinks. Detach the lens hood and keep at least 1 meter/3. Select [Enable]. The red-eye reduction feature is most effective when the subject looks at the red-eye reduction lamp. When you press the shutter button halfway. If the lens has a hood attached or you are too close to the subject. Under the [1] tab. take the picture after this display turns off. The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies depending on the subject. For flash photography. 65 . check the image on the LCD monitor to make sure the flash exposure looks good (not dark at the bottom). decrease the ISO speed.D Using the Built-in Flash Shooting Tips If the subject is far away. Then when you press the shutter button completely. 3 Using Red-eye Reduction Using the red-eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture can reduce red eye. By increasing the ISO speed. when you press the shutter button halfway.

4 Focus the subject. 2 Press mode] will appear. the camera will focus only once. 66 . The camera will then autofocus in the selected AF mode. When you press the shutter button halfway. the optimum AF mode is set automatically. the exposure setting will be set at the same time focus is achieved. Aim the AF point over the subject and press the shutter button halfway. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. You can then recompose the shot if desired. When focus is achieved.86).E: Changing the AF ModeN You can select the AF mode suiting the shooting conditions or subject. 1 On the lens. then press <0>. the dot inside the AF point achieving focus lights briefly in red. [AF 3 Select the AF mode. With evaluative metering (p. In the Basic Zone modes. set the focus mode switch to <AF>. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will also light. One-Shot AF for Still Subjects Suited for still subjects. the focus will be locked. to select the AF Press the <U> key mode. the <ZE> button.

AI Servo AF for Moving Subjects This AF mode is for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps changing. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will blink. if the subject moves away from the center AF point. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. the subject will be focused continuously. If this occurs. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. With AI Servo AF. Also. the beeper will not sound when focus is achieved. the camera first uses the center AF point to focus. However. Recompose the picture and try to focus again. the beeper will sound softly. During autofocusing.202). While you hold down the shutter button halfway. After the subject is focused in the One-Shot AF mode. If the [1 Beep] menu is set to [Disable]. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. When focus is achieved in the AI Focus AF mode with the Servo mode active. 67 . the beeper will not sound even when focus is achieved. AI Focus AF for Automatic Switching of AF Mode AI Focus AF switches the AF mode from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the still subject starts moving. focus tracking continues as long as the subject is covered by another AF point. When the AF point selection (p.E: Changing the AF ModeN If focus cannot be achieved.68) is automatic. if the subject starts moving. Or see “When Autofocus Fails” (p. a picture cannot be taken even if the shutter button is pressed completely. the camera will detect the movement and change the AF mode automatically to AI Servo AF.

S Selecting the AF PointN In the Basic Zone modes. you can select one AF point to focus where you want. 68 . When all AF points light up. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point lights in red. 2 Select the AF point. all the AF points are active. With the <d> (Program AE). the subject. 1 Press the <S> button. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection.to select the AF Press the <S> key point. <s>. <f>. 3 Focus the selected AF point over the Aim subject and press the shutter button halfway to focus. automatic AF point selection will be set. the camera sometimes may not focus the subject you want. the AF point covering the closest subject will be selected to focus. (9) The selected AF point will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. Generally. Therefore. While looking at the viewfinder. and <a> modes.

0 to f/2. If the subject moves away from the center AF point. the beeper sounds. 69 . with a fast lens from f/1. If you focus the eyes first. use One-Shot AF and focus the eyes. The center AF point is the most sensitive among the nine AF points. select and use the center AF point.S Selecting the AF PointN Shooting Tips When shooting a portrait up close. To make it easier to focus a moving subject. you can then recompose and the face will remain sharp. MF: Manual Focusing 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. If you press the shutter button halfway during manual focusing. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. First use the center AF point to focus. If it is difficult to focus. high-precision focusing is possible with the center AF point. 2 Focus the subject. the other AF points will continue to focustrack the subject automatically.8. set the camera to automatic AF point selection and AI Servo AF. lens focusing Focus by turning the Focusing ring ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder. Also. the AF point achieving focus flashes in red briefly.

Press the <U> then press <0>. 70 . • For moving subject When AI Servo AF is set. the camera will focus only once during continuous shooting.7 shots per sec. the maximum continuous shooting burst will greatly decrease. If the [7 Custom Functions (C. 1 Press the <YiQ> button. 3 Take the picture. The continuous shooting speed might also decrease indoors and under low light. 2 Select <i>.193) is set to [2: Strong]. In AI Servo AF mode. key to select <i>. This is effective for shooting a child running toward you or capturing the different facial expressions. the continuous shooting speed may become slightly slower depending on the subject and the lens used. the continuous shooting speed will be slower. Flash can also be used.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p.i Continuous ShootingN You can shoot up to about 3. Since the flash will require recycling time. The camera shoots continuously while you hold down the shutter button fully. focusing will be continuous during continuous shooting. Shooting Tips Also set the AF mode matching the subject. • For still subjects When One-Shot AF is set.

the interval between the multiple shots may be prolonged depending on the shooting functions settings such as the image-recording quality or flash. If you will not look through the viewfinder when you press the shutter button. After taking self-timer shots. self-timerN (p. you should check the image for proper focus and exposure (p. to select the Press the <U> key desired self-timer. focus the subject. 3 Take the picture.205).48) on an object at about the same distance as where you will stand. (p. then press <0>. self-timer plus continuous shots Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the self-timer.58). With <q>. Look through the viewfinder. it may throw off the exposure. To cancel the self-timer after it starts.204) l: 2-sec. Two seconds before the picture is taken. If stray light enters the viewfinder when the picture is taken. the self-timer lamp will stay on and the beeper will sound faster.106) q: 10-sec. press the <YiQ> button. 2 Select the self-timer. and countdown display (in seconds) on the LCD monitor. When using the self-timer to shoot only yourself. Q: 10-sec. attach the eyepiece cover (p. You can check the self-timer operation with the self-timer lamp. self-timer The remote control can also be used.j Using the Self-timer 1 Press the <YiQ> button. then press the shutter button completely. 71 . beeper. use focus lock (p.

Custom Functions. 8.7 2. 2 Selectyour reference.2 1.5 24.2 3. the respective For quality’s megapixel count (***M). 17. 4. and Standard Picture Style.5+6. select [Quality]. Under the [1] tab. or 4. and other settings.5 megapixels (4.9. the image-recording quality.4 Possible Maximum Shots Burst 570 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 150 110 34 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 6 3 Medium quality JPEG Low quality High quality * Based on Canon’s testing standards with a 4GB card. 17.0 megapixels (8M) Approx.) Quality 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 High quality Pixels Recorded Approx.1 24.5 megapixels) and the image quality. Select the desired quality. [Quality] will appear. and maximum burst will vary depending on the subject.9 megapixels (18M) Approx. 17.0.4 3. number of possible shots. * The file size. image size in pixels (****x****).4 1.5M) Approx. ISO 100. 72 . 1 Select [Quality]. then press <0>.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality You can select the number of megapixels to record (approx.9 megapixels (18M) File Size (MB) 6. then press <0>. and the number of possible shots [***] will be displayed. 8. card brand. ISO speed. Guide to Image-recording Quality Settings (Approx.

73 . selecting a 73 higher quality (more pixels) such as 73. The number of possible shots displayed is only an estimate. 83 A4 (29.7cm/16. Depending on the shooting conditions.8x10cm/5.8x12. When should I use 1? 1 images require processing with your computer. Be careful not to shoot without a card in the camera.9in. but more images can be saved to the card.9. What’s the difference between 7 and 8? It indicates a different image quality due to a different compression rate. Even with the same number of pixels. the image quality will be slightly lower.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality FAQ I want to select the image-recording quality matching the paper size for printing.7x21cm/ 1 83.0x5.8x3. any number higher than 9 will be displayed only as “9. Does the camera display the maximum burst? The maximum burst is displayed in the viewfinder’s right side. you may be able to take more shots than was indicated.” Note that this number will also be displayed even when no card is installed in the camera. I took more shots than the number of possible shots indicated.) 76 86 74 84 1+73 17. the 7 image has higher image quality. For details.7x8.7in. 1. the images will be in the JPEG type commonly used in digital cameras. If A3 (42x29.7cm/7.3in. or 1+73 is recommended.) you want to crop the image. 11. Refer to the diagram on the left when Paper size choosing the image-recording quality. Or. If 8 is selected. it might be fewer than indicated. 14.5x11. Since it is only a single-digit indicator 0 .0in. Other than 1. see “About 1” and “About 1+73” on the next page.

Using the provided software is recommended. JPG File extension 1. The two images are saved to the card simultaneously.193) settings (Standard/Low/Strong/Disable) are applied to the recorded images. Commercially-available software might not be able to display RAW images. CR2 0001 . 1+73 and [7 Custom Functions (C. the images are displayed without noise reduction during image playback (on the LCD monitor and on a TV screen) or direct printing.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality About 1 1 is the raw image data before it is made into 73 or other images. 74 .) You can check the noise reduction effect or print noise-reduced images with Digital Photo Professional (provided software).CR2 for RAW). 73 images can be viewed or printed even with a computer which does not have the camera’s provided software. (Noise may be noticeable in the images. Although 1 images require software like Digital Photo Professional (provided) so they can be displayed on the computer. About 1+73 1+73 records both a 1 and 73 image with a single shot. 1 is effective when you want to precisely adjust the image yourself or shoot an important subject. The two images will be saved in the same folder with the same file numbers (file extension .JPG for JPEG and . they also offer flexibility for image adjustments possible only with 1.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] Although the [7 Custom Functions (C. 1 image 73 image File number 0001 .

This is a general-purpose Picture Style suitable for most scenes. Effective for close-ups of women or children. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <3>. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. 75 . sharp. then press <0>. Picture Style Effects P Standard (C: Standard) The image looks vivid. Picture Style. R Landscape (C: Vivid blues and greens) For vivid blues and greens. The image looks softer. Effective for impressive landscapes. [Picture Style] will appear.92).A Selecting a Picture StyleN By selecting a Picture Style. Q Portrait (C: Smooth skin tones) For nice skin tones. and very sharp and crisp images. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press Picture Style. picture. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <2>. you can obtain image effects matching your photographic expression or the subject. and crisp. By changing the [Color tone] (p. The picture will be taken with the selected Picture Style applied. 1 Press the <XA> button. you can adjust the skin tone.

A Selecting a Picture StyleN S Neutral This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer.91).. For natural colors and subdued images. When [Monochrome] is selected. Any User Defined Picture Style which has not been set will have the same settings as the Standard Picture Style. Other than with 1. the black-and-white image cannot be reverted to color. When the subject is captured under a color temperature of 5200K. The image is dull and subdued. 76 . the color is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject’s color. V Monochrome (C: Monochrome image) Creates black-and-white images. etc. a Picture Style file. W User Def. If you want to later shoot pictures in color. <0> will appear in the viewfinder. 1-3 You can register a basic style such as [Portrait]. and adjust it as desired (p. make sure the [Monochrome] setting has been canceled. [Landscape]. U Faithful This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer.

Except for <8>. aperture setting. all the shooting modes can be used in combination with the functions introduced in Chapter 3. or exposure compensation amount indicates that you can turn the <6> dial to adjust the respective setting. All the functions introduced in this chapter can also be used with the <d> (Program AE) mode introduced in Chapter 3.Advanced Shooting This chapter builds on the previous chapter and introduces more ways to shoot creatively. The first half of this chapter explains how to use the <s> <f> <a> <8> modes on the Mode Dial. starting with “Changing the Metering Mode” explains the methods to adjust the exposure and the Picture Styles. 4 c About the Main Dial Pointer The pointer icon <c> displayed together with the shutter speed. The second half of this chapter. 77 .

78 . 2 SetSee “Shooting Tips” for advice on setting the shutter speed. * <s> stands for Time value.) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <s>. Also. picture. the viewfinder displays only the denominator.5 sec. Turning the <6> dial to the right sets a faster shutter speed. and “15"” is 15 sec. Frozen action (Fast shutter speed: 1/2000 sec. the desired shutter speed. 3 Take theyou focus and press the When shutter button completely. and turning it to the left sets a slower one. the picture will be taken at the selected shutter speed. “0"5” indicates 0.) Blurred motion (Slow shutter speed: 1/30 sec.s: Action Shots You can either freeze the action or create motion blur with the <s> (Shutter-priority AE) mode on the Mode Dial. However. Shutter Speed Display The LCD monitor displays the shutter speed as a fraction.

to 1/30 sec. the aperture display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. If the exposure will be too dark. If you exceed the adjustable aperture range. If you use a telephoto lens. To blur a running child or animal giving the impression of fast movement. 79 . to 30 sec. If this happens. the flash output will be set automatically (autoflash exposure) to match the automatically-set aperture. The flash sync speed can be set from 1/200 sec. the aperture display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the shutter speed while the aperture is displayed. Set the shutter speed so that the aperture display does not blink in the viewfinder. or slower. the minimum aperture (highest number) will blink. the maximum aperture (smallest number) will blink. If this happens.s: Action Shots Shooting Tips To freeze the action or moving subject. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a slower shutter speed or increase the ISO speed. Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. Use a slow shutter speed of 1/15 sec. Follow the moving subject through the viewfinder and press the shutter button to take the picture. How to blur a flowing river or water fountain. to 1/500 sec. Use a medium shutter speed such as 1/250 sec. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a faster shutter speed or decrease the ISO speed. hold it steady to prevent camera shake. If the exposure will be too bright. Use a fast shutter speed such as 1/4000 sec.

f: Changing the Depth of Field To obtain a blurry background or to make everything near and far look sharp. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. 2 SetThe higher the aperture f-number. the desired aperture. the smaller the aperture opening will be.6) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <f>. Sharp foreground and background (With a high aperture f-number: f/32) Blurred background (With a low aperture f-number: f/5. “00” will be displayed for the aperture. and turning it to the left will set a lower f-number. The picture will be taken with the selected aperture. If no lens is attached to the camera. Aperture Display The higher the f-number. The apertures displayed will differ depending on the lens. set the Mode Dial to <f> (Aperture-priority AE) to adjust the depth of field (range of acceptable focus). * <f> stands for Aperture value which is the size of the diaphragm hole inside the lens. Turning the <6> dial to the right will set a higher f-number. 80 . the sharper the picture will look with a wider depth of field. picture.

the shutter speed display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a lower aperture f-number or increase the ISO speed. you need not set a high aperture f-number to obtain a sharp picture from the foreground to the background.) shutter speed display will blink. A farther subject will have a wider depth of field.f: Changing the Depth of Field Shooting Tips When using an aperture with a high f-number. A higher aperture f-number will make the shutter speed slower. If the picture will be too dark. On the other hand. If you exceed the adjustable shutter speed range. If this happens. the shutter speed can be as long as 30 sec. Set the aperture so that the shutter speed display does not blink in the viewfinder. a telephoto lens has a narrow depth of field. The depth of field depends not only on the aperture. increase the ISO speed and hold the camera steady or use a tripod. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the aperture while the shutter speed is displayed. the shutter speed display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). In such cases. the narrower the depth of field. 81 . Under low light. And the closer the subject. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a higher aperture f-number or decrease the ISO speed. Since wide-angle lenses have a wide depth of field (range of acceptable focus in front of and behind the point of focus). the “30"” (30 sec. the “4000” (1/4000 sec.) shutter speed display will blink. note that camera shake can occur in low light scenes. If the picture will be too bright. but also the lens and subject distance. If this happens.

The shutter speed will be set automatically between 1/200 sec. The depth-of-field effect can be clearly seen on the Live View image as you change the aperture and press the depth-of-field preview button (p. Both the subject and background look properly exposed (automatic slow-speed flash sync). In low light. (fixed)] (p. auto] or [2: 1/200 sec. If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be used. If you are handholding the camera. set the [7 Custom Functions (C. the flash output will be set automatically to match the set aperture (autoflash exposure). 82 .30 sec.192). . Depth of Field PreviewN Press the depth-of-field preview button to stop down to the lens’s current aperture setting. speed in Av mode] to [1: 1/ 200-1/60 sec. to suit the scene’s brightness. You can then check the depth of field (range of acceptable focus) through the viewfinder. and the background is exposed with a slow shutter speed set automatically.Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync. keep it steady to prevent camera shake.f: Changing the Depth of Field Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure.112). the main subject is exposed with the automatic flash. Using a tripod is recommended.

If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. You can decide which exposure level to set. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. the image may still look bright even if a darker exposure has been set. The exposure level indicator in the viewfinder indicates the exposure level up to ±2 stops from the standard exposure index at the center. to 1/30 sec. With flash. 2 Set the shutter speed and aperture. turn the <6> dial. 1 <6> <O> + <6> Set the Mode Dial to <a>.a: Manual Exposure You can set both the shutter speed and aperture manually as desired. To set the aperture. * <a> stands for Manual.103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. The flash sync speed can be set within 1/200 sec. While you change the shutter speed and aperture. 83 . the flash exposure will be set automatically to match the aperture that was set. the exposure level mark will move. or to bulb. To set the shutter speed. Exposure level mark If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. Standard exposure index 3 Set the exposure and take the picture.

etc. Press the button again to stop the bulb exposure. When you press the remote controller’s transmit button. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately. Since bulb exposures produce more noise than usual. For bulb exposures. turn the <6> dial to the left to set <BULB>. noise reduction] to [1: Auto] or [2: On] (p. 205) is recommended. 84 . p. The elapsed exposure time will be displayed on the LCD monitor. the bulb exposure will start immediately or 2 sec. using a tripod and Remote Switch (p. later.204) for bulb exposures. A bulb exposure keeps the shutter open for as long as you hold down the shutter button.193).a: Manual Exposure Bulb Exposures In step 2 on the preceding page. You can reduce this noise by setting the [7 Custom Functions (C. It can be used to photograph fireworks.204. the image might look a little grainy.Fn)] menu’s [Long exp.

2 Focus the AF points over the subjects Aim and press the shutter button halfway (0). This mode sets the depth of field automatically. it means that the subject is too bright. however.8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE Objects in the foreground and background will be in focus automatically. 85 . The exposure is correct. but the desired depth of field cannot be obtained. All the AF points will function to detect the subject. If the “4000” shutter speed blinks. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <8>. it means that the subject is too dark. 3 Take the picture. the result will be the same as using the <d> mode with flash. The desired depth of field will not be obtained. The shutter speed display in the viewfinder blinks. Either use a wide-angle lens or move farther away from the subjects. the subject. A slow shutter speed has been set. If the “30"” shutter speed blinks. * <8> stands for Auto-Depth of field. I want to use flash. Flash can be used. and the aperture required to attain the necessary depth of field will be set automatically. FAQ The aperture display in the viewfinder blinks. Increase the ISO speed. Decrease the ISO speed. Use a tripod to steady the camera. All the subjects covered by the AF points flashing in red will be in focus.

then press <0>.q Changing the Metering ModeN The metering mode measures the subject’s brightness to determine the correct exposure. This metering mode is for advanced users. The gray area in the figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. 1 Select [Metering mode].select the the <U> key to metering mode. Under the [2] tab. This metering mode is for advanced users. select [Metering mode]. The gray area in the left figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. The camera sets the exposure automatically to suit the scene. evaluative metering is recommended. 86 . then press <0>. w Partial metering Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject due to backlighting. This metering mode is set automatically in Basic Zone modes. r Spot metering This is for metering a specific part of the subject or scene. q Evaluative metering This is an all-around metering mode suited for portraits and even backlit subjects. etc. Normally. the 2 SetPress metering mode. e Center-weighted average metering The brightness is metered at the center and then averaged for the entire scene.

comp. If you want to set the exposure compensation beyond ±2 stops. you should follow the instructions for [2 Exp.Setting Exposure CompensationN O Setting Exposure Compensation Set exposure compensation if the exposure (without flash) does not come out as desired. 87 . the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. (Decreased exposure) As shown in the figure. This feature can be used in Creative Zone modes (except <a>). (Increased exposure) Making it darker: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the left. Although you can set the exposure compensation up to ±5 stops in 1/3-stop increments. Making it brighter: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the right. After taking the picture./AEB] on page 89. the exposure compensation indicator in the viewfinder can only display the setting up to ±2 stops. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to reset the exposure compensation to zero. Increased exposure for a brighter image Decreased exposure for a darker image Dark exposure Brighter with increased exposure If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. the exposure level is displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder.

turn the <6> dial to the right. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. 3 Set the flash exposure compensation amount. To make the flash exposure brighter. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. (Increased exposure) Or to make it darker./ AEB] menu (p.103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. Press the [Flash exposure comp. The exposure compensation can also be set with the [2 Expo. You can set the flash exposure compensation up to ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments. setting] option. (Decreased exposure) When you press the shutter button halfway. 88 . You can also set and cancel the flash exposure compensation with the [1 Flash control] menu’s [Built-in flash func. Select [Flash exp. the <y> will appear in the viewfinder.<S> key to select [y*]. After taking the picture.89). 1 Display the Quick Control screen.149).Setting Exposure CompensationN y Flash Exposure CompensationN Set flash exposure compensation if the flash exposure of the subject does not come out as desired. do steps 1 to 3 to return the flash exposure compensation amount to zero. turn the <6> dial to the left. The Quick Control screen will activate (7). With the shooting settings displayed.38). comp] (p. 2 Select [y]. press the <Q> button (p.] will be displayed at the bottom. comp.

89 . AEB will be applied centering on the exposure compensation amount. comp. This is called AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing). When you press the shutter button halfway. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. the AEB amount will be displayed on the LCD monitor.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN This feature takes exposure compensation a step further by varying the exposure automatically with three shots (±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments) as shown below. Under the [2] tab. comp. The three bracketed shots will be taken in this sequence: Standard exposure. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial to set the AEB amount. the AEB amount. Standard exposure Darker exposure (Decreased exposure) Brighter exposure (Increased exposure) 1 Select [Expo. decreased exposure./AEB]. AEB amount picture. select [Expo./AEB]. You can then choose the best exposure. and increased exposure. Press the <U> key to set the exposure compensation amount. Press <0> to set it. then press <0>. If AEB is combined with exposure compensation.

etc. Neither flash nor bulb exposures can be used with AEB. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. flash recycling is complete. Centering on the exposure compensation amount. With <q> set.57). the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously in this sequence: Standard exposure. If <i> continuous shooting (p. With the self-timer or wireless remote control (<Q> or <l>).70) has been set and you press the shutter button completely. Using AEB with the self-timer or wireless remote control. the AEB’s effect might be minimal. Using AEB with exposure compensation. and increased exposure.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN Canceling AEB Follow steps 1 and 2 to turn off the AEB amount display. The three bracketed shots will be exposed in the following sequence: Standard exposure.103) menu is set to other than [Disable]. The AEB setting will be canceled automatically if the power switch is set to <2>. Shooting Tips Using AEB with continuous shooting. Using AEB with <u> single shooting. decreased exposure. 90 . Press the shutter button three times to take the three bracketed shots. AEB will be applied. and increased exposure. the number of continuous shots will be three times the number set (p. decreased exposure. you can take three continuous shots.

then press the Select Style. The Detail set. Any parameter settings different from the default will be displayed in blue. 1 Select [Picture Style]. then press <0>.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. then press <0>. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. take test shots. select [Picture Style]. then press <0>. The Picture Style selection screen will reappear. see page 93. Under the [2] tab. the 4 SetPress parameter. 91 . <B> button. parameter. To see the resulting effects. To customize [Monochrome]. Press the <M> button to save the adjusted parameters. Picture 2 Select a a Picture Style. screen will appear. 3 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness].A Customizing a Picture StyleN You can customize a Picture Style by adjusting individual parameters like [Sharpness] and [Contrast].

you can revert the respective Picture Style to its default parameter settings. The closer it is to H. The closer it is to H. To make the skin tone redder. To make it sharper. To increase the contrast. the blander the image will look. set it toward the minus end.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Parameter Settings and Effects Sharpness Adjusts the sharpness of the image.] in step 3. set it toward the minus end. The closer it is to E. To increase the color saturation. The closer it is to G. To decrease the color saturation. By selecting [Default set. set it toward the plus end. The closer it is to G. To make it less sharp. the sharper the image will look. the more diluted the colors will look. To decrease the contrast. The closer it is to F. To make the skin tone less red. the softer the image will look. the crisper the image will look. the bolder the colors will look. set it toward the plus end. The closer it is to H. the more yellow the skin tone will look. Saturation The image’s color saturation can be adjusted. set it toward the minus end. The above adjustments will not be applied to the Picture Styles used in the <C> (Creative Auto) mode. set it toward the E end. 92 . Contrast Adjusts the image contrast and the vividness of colors. the redder the skin tone will look. set it toward the plus end. set it toward the F end. The closer it is to G. Color tone The skin tones can be adjusted.

Tree leaves will look crisper and brighter. kFilter Effect With a filter effect applied to a monochrome image. The sunset will look more brilliant. Increasing the [Contrast] will make the filter effect more pronounced. you can also set [Filter effect] and [Toning effect] in addition to [Sharpness] and [Contrast] explained on the preceding page. The blue sky will look more natural. The blue sky will look quite dark. you can make white clouds or green trees stand out more. 93 . The following can be selected: [N:None] [S:Sepia] [B:Blue] [P:Purple] [G:Green]. you can create a monochrome image in that color. It can make the image look more impressive. Skin tones and lips will look fine. and the white clouds will look crisper. The blue sky will look slightly darker. lToning Effect By applying a toning effect. Filter N: None Ye: Yellow Or: Orange R: Red G: Green Sample Effects Normal black-and-white image with no filter effects.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Monochrome Adjustment For Monochrome. Fall leaves will look crisper and brighter.

1 Select [Picture Style]. The Detail set. You can create Picture Styles whose parameter settings such as for sharpness and contrast are different. screen will appear. Style. adjust its parameters as desired and register it under [User Def. <B> button.A Registering a Picture StyleN You can select a base Picture Style such as [Portrait] or [Landscape]. 1]. Under the [2] tab. You can also adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software.]. or [User Def. Style] selected. [User Def.*]. 3 Press <0>. 4 Select the base Pictureselect the Press the <V> key to base Picture Style. 2]. then press <0>. press With [Picture <0>. select the Picture Style here. then press <0>. 3]. To adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. 94 . select [Picture Style]. then press the Select [User Def. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. 2 Select [User Def.

The name of the Picture Style having any modified settings (different from the default) registered under [User Def. To shoot with the registered Picture Style. see “Customizing a Picture Style” on pages 91-93. 95 . then press <0>. Press the <M> button to register the new Picture Style. *] settings will revert to the default. all the [User Def.A Registering a Picture StyleN parameter. If a Picture Style has already been registered under [User Def. 5 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness].144). *] and then shoot.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. follow step 2 on page 75 to select [User Def. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. The base Picture Style will be indicated on the right of [User Def. *]. changing the base Picture Style in step 4 will nullify the parameter settings of the registered Picture Style. The Picture Style selection screen will then reappear. For details. then press <0>. *]. the 6 SetPress parameter. *] will be displayed in blue.

sRGB is recommended. With this camera. Under the [2] tab. 1 Select [Color space]. 96 . The ICC profile is not appended.0 (Exif 2. 2 SetSelectdesiredor [Adobe RGB]. then [sRGB] press <0>. This setting is not recommended if you do not know about image processing.3 Setting the Color SpaceN The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. For normal shooting. See explanations about the ICC profile in the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. If the image is captured with the color space set to Adobe RGB. About Adobe RGB This color space is mainly used for commercial printing and other industrial uses. sRGB is set automatically. Post-processing of the image with software will therefore be required. In Basic Zone modes.0 (Exif 2. you can set the color space to sRGB or Adobe RGB for captured images. the file name will start with “_MG_” (first character is an underscore). The image will look very subdued in a sRGB personal computer environment and with printers not compatible with Design rule for Camera File System 2.21). then press <0>. Adobe RGB. and Design rule for Camera File System 2. select [Color space]. the color space.21).

1 Focus the subject. Each time you press the <A> button. 97 .68) Automatic Selection AE lock is applied at the AF point that achieved focus. and take picture. hold down the <A> button and press the shutter button to take another shot. AE lock is applied at the center AF point. 3 Recompose to maintain the AE lock If you want the while taking more shots. button. This is called AE lock. Press the shutter button halfway. (0) 2 Press the <A>lights in the viewfinder The <A> icon to indicate that the exposure setting is locked (AE lock). * When the lens’ focus mode switch is set to <MF>.86) AF Point Selection Method (p. Manual Selection AE lock is applied at the selected AF point. The exposure setting will be displayed. it locks the current auto exposure setting. q* wre AE lock is applied at the center AF point. It is effective for backlit subjects. Press the <A> button to lock the exposure.A AE LockN Use AE lock when the area of focus is to be different from the exposure metering area or when you want to take multiple shots at the same exposure setting. then recompose and take the shot. AE Lock Effects Metering Mode (p.

In the viewfinder.A FE LockN FE lock locks the flash exposure setting over the desired area of the subject. “FEL” is displayed for a moment and <d> will light. the <D> icon will blink. Press the shutter button halfway and look in the viewfinder to check that the <D> icon is lit. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. Get closer to the subject and repeat steps 2 to 4. <A> button. then press the <A> button. Spot metering circle 2 Focus the subject. If the subject is too far away and beyond the effective range of the flash. (8) 3 Press thespot-metering circle over the Aim the subject. a preflash is fired and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. Each time you press the <A> button. This feature can also be used with a Canon EX-series Speedlite. The flash is fired to take the picture. 98 . 4 Take the picture. * FE stands for Flash Exposure. The flash will fire a preflash and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. 1 Press the <D> button to pop-up the built-in flash.

O Custom White Balance Custom white balance enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. You can set any white balance. Spot metering circle 99 . 1 Photograph a white object.B: Setting the White BalanceN White balance (WB) is for making the white areas look white. Focus manually and set the standard exposure for the white object. the <Q> (Auto) setting will obtain the correct white balance. The plain. The “Approx. 2 Select the white balance. Normally. If naturallooking colors cannot be obtained with <Q>. you can select the white balance to match the light source or set it manually by shooting a white object. white object should fill the spot metering circle. then press <0>. ****K” (K: Kelvin) displayed for the selected white balance <W> <E> <R> <Y> <U> is the respective color temperature. Do this procedure under the actual light source to be used. <WB> 1 Press thebalance] will button. the Press the <U> key to select desired white balance. [White appear. In Basic Zone modes. <Q> will be set automatically.

data. select [OK] and the data will be imported. On the dialog screen which appears. 4 Select the custom white balance. When the menu reappears. The personal white balance registered with the provided software will be registered under <O>. then press <0>. Press the <U> key to select <O>. then press <0>. it cannot be selected in step 3. then press <0>. If the image was captured while the Picture Style was set to [Monochrome] (p.76). 2 Select [Custom tab. Press the <WB> button. select [Custom Under the [2] White Balance]. Instead of a white object. If the exposure obtained in step 1 is way off. the data for the registered personal white balance will be erased. 100 . 3 Import the white balancecaptured in Select the image that was step 1. a correct white balance might not be obtained. The custom white balance selection screen will appear. If you do step 3.B: Setting the White BalanceN White Balance]. press the <M> button to exit the menu. an 18% gray card (commercially available) can produce a more accurate white balance.

Under the [2] tab. On the upper right. and G is green. This is for advanced users who are familiar with using color temperature conversion or color compensating filters. The WB correction/WB bracketing screen will appear. “Shift” indicates the direction and correction amount. M is magenta. 2 SetPress white balance move the “ ” the <S> key to mark to the desired position. B is for blue. then press <0>.) Sample setting: A2. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. During the white balance correction. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu.2 White Balance CorrectionN You can correct the white balance that has been set. G1 101 . Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels. White Balance Correction 1 Select [WB Shift/BKT]. <2> will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor. This adjustment will have the same effect as using a commercially-available color temperature conversion filter or color compensating filter. A is amber. select [WB Shift/ BKT]. (Mired: Measuring unit indicating the density of a color temperature conversion filter. One level of the blue/amber correction is equivalent to 5 mireds of a color temperature conversion filter. the correction.

2 White Balance CorrectionN White Balance Auto Bracketing With just one shot. Green (G) bias. and 3. Set the white balance bracketing amount. and 3. Magenta (M) bias. when you turn the <6> dial. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. the maximum burst for continuous shooting will be lower and the number of possible shots will also decrease to one-third the normal number. Since three images are recorded for one shot. or 1. Turning the dial to the right sets the B/ A bracketing. During WB bracketing. B/A bias ±3 levels Bracketing Sequence The images will be bracketed in the following sequence: 1. Amber (A) bias. Standard white balance. 2. “Bracket” indicates the bracketing direction and correction amount. In step 2 for white balance correction. Based on the color temperature of the current white balance setting. White balance bracketing is possible up to ±3 levels in single-level increments. Standard white balance. “BKT” stands for Bracketing. 2. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. On the right. three images having a different color balance can be recorded simultaneously. the card will take longer to record the shot. Blue (B) bias. and turning it to the left sets the M/G bracketing. This is called white balance bracketing (WB-BKT). 102 . the image will be bracketed with a blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias. the “ ” mark on the screen will change to “ ” (3 points).

select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. 3 Take the picture. [Standard] is set automatically. With JPEG images. 2 SetPress correctionkey to select the the <U> desired setting. the image might still come out bright. noise might increase. Under the [2] tab. the brightness and contrast can be corrected automatically.3 Auto Lighting OptimizerN If the image comes out dark or the contrast is low. 1 Select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. the correction is done when the image is captured. then press <0>. The default setting is [Standard]. set this to [Disable] first. If a setting other than [Disable] is set and you use exposure compensation. In Basic Zone modes. If you want a darker exposure. Sample of corrected brightness Depending on the shooting conditions. flash exposure compensation. or manual exposure to darken the exposure. For RAW images. then press <0>. 103 . recorded with the The image will be brightness and contrast corrected if necessary. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). the setting.

Correction enabled Correction disabled 104 . 1 Select [Peripheral illumin. see “About the Lens Correction Data” on the next page.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction Due to the lens characteristics.]. For RAW images. Under the [1] tab. If [Correction data not available] is displayed. correct. This is called lens light fall-off or drop in peripheral illumination. Press the <V> key to select [Enable].]. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). the 2 SetOn thecorrection setting. 3 Take the picture. With JPEG images. check that the attached lens’ [Correction data available] is displayed. select [Peripheral illumin. correct. then press <0>. the correction is done when the image is captured. recorded with the The image will be corrected peripheral illumination. screen. the four corners of the picture might look darker. then press <0>. The default setting is [Enable].

For JPEG images already captured. lens peripheral illumination correction cannot be applied. the lower the correction amount will be. even if [Correction data available] is displayed. When using a non-Canon lens.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction About the Lens Correction Data The camera already contains lens peripheral illumination correction data for approx. the peripheral light correction will be applied automatically for any lens whose correction data has been registered in the camera. setting the correction to [Disable] is recommended. you can check which lenses have their correction data registered in the camera. The higher the ISO speed. 25 lenses. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual (on the CD-ROM) for EOS Utility. For details. noise might appear on the image periphery. Depending on shooting conditions. You can also register the correction data for unregistered lenses. the result will be the same as when the correction is set to [Disable]. If the lens does not have distance information. 105 . In step 2. With EOS Utility (provided software). If the correction data for the attached lens has not been registered to the camera. if you select [Enable]. The correction amount applied will be slightly lower than the maximum correction amount settable with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). the correction amount will be lower. Lens peripheral light correction is applied even when an Extender is attached.

If you let go of the shutter button during the self-timer countdown. keep pressing the shutter button completely (self-timer delay time + bulb exposure time). In such cases.195). If you use the self-timer and mirror lockup in combination with a bulb exposure. later. Even if <i> (Continuous shooting) has been set. remote control shooting together with mirror lockup can further prevent camera shake. press the transmit button. it will go back down automatically.Preventing Camera ShakeN The camera’s mechanical shake caused by the reflex mirror action can blur images taken with a super telephoto lens or close-up (macro) lens. The mirror will swing up. single shooting will take effect. then the picture is taken 2 sec. With Remote Controller RC-6 set to a 2-sec. 1 Focus the subject. the mirror locks up. Since you do not touch the camera when the picture is taken. later. Mirror lockup is enabled by selecting the [7 Custom Functions (C. 106 . Pressing the shutter button completely again locks up the mirror again. Remote control shooting. When you press the shutter button completely. Shooting Tips Using the self-timer <l> with mirror lockup. press the shutter button completely.Fn)] menu’s [Mirror lockup] and setting it to [1: Enable] (p. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. delay. If 30 seconds elapse after the mirror has locked up. there will be a shutter-release sound. the mirror will lockup and the picture will be taken 2 sec. The picture is taken and the mirror goes back down. but no picture will be taken. 2 Press the shutter button completely again. mirror lockup is effective. Do not point the camera toward the sun.

Using a tripod is recommended. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. camera shake can cause blurred images. you can connect the camera to the computer and shoot remotely while viewing the computer screen. 5 About Remote Live View Shooting With EOS Utility (provided software) installed in your computer.Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) You can shoot while viewing the image on the camera’s LCD monitor. If you handhold the camera and shoot while viewing the LCD monitor. For details.” Live View shooting is effective for still subjects which do not move. This is called “Live View shooting. 107 .

The image’s field of view is approx. 108 . the camera will focus with the current AF mode. Press The picture will be taken and the captured image is displayed on the LCD monitor. picture. When you press the shutter button halfway. 100%. The Live View image will closely reflect the brightness level of the actual image you capture.113-120). The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. Press the <A> button to end the Live View shooting. the camera will return to Live View shooting automatically. After the image review ends. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely. focus manual focus (p. with AF or Before shooting. 2 Focus the subject.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor 1 Display the Live View image. Press the <A> button.

number of shots] Temperature At 23°C / 73°F At 0°C / 32°F Shooting Conditions No Flash 200 170 50% Flash Use 180 150 The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8 and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. 1 hr. During Live View shooting. 30 min. Cautions for using Live View shooting are on pages 121-122.] to [Enable]. but only one shot will be taken. When flash is used. there will be two shutter sounds. do not point the lens toward the sun. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. set [Live View shoot. Battery Life with Live View Shooting [Approx. at 23°C/73°F (with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8). 109 .A Shooting with the LCD Monitor To Enable Live View Shooting Under [6 Live View function settings]. Continuous Live View shooting is possible for approx.

it indicates that the Live View image brightness is close to what the captured image will look like.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. If flash is used or bulb is set. 110 . AF point (Quick mode) White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Drive mode AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture Flash-ready Histogram AEB FEB Exposure simulation Battery check Highlight tone priority ISO speed Shots remaining Flash exposure compensation Exposure level indicator/ AEB range Magnifying frame When <g> is displayed in white. The histogram might not be properly displayed in low. However.or bright-light conditions. the <g> icon and histogram will be grayed out (for your reference). the information display will change. If <g> is blinking. the actual image recorded will reflect the exposure setting. it indicates that the Live View image is not being displayed at the suitable brightness due to low or bright light conditions.

and AF mode. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. function and set it. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. The setting of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. 1 Press the <Q> button. and Auto Lighting Optimizer. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. the AF points will also be displayed. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. drive mode. 111 . you can also set the white balance.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to Live View shooting are explained here. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the image-recording quality. Picture Style. In Creative Zone modes. When <f> is selected.

the Live View shooting will be terminated. you can display grid lines. With the AV cable (provided) or HDMI cable (sold separately). 169). the exposure set for the first shot will also be applied to subsequent shots. The metering mode will be fixed to evaluative metering for Live View shooting. or [7 Firmware Ver. AF mode You can select [Live mode] (p. you can display the Live View image on a TV (p. you can check the depth of field by pressing the depth-of-field preview button. If the camera is not operated for a prolonged period. These functions do not take effect during viewfinder shooting. you can still set <M> functions and execute playback <x>. the power will turn off automatically as set with [5 Auto power off] (p.118). the Live View shooting will stop automatically after 30 min. 112 . or [Quick mode] (p. During continuous shooting. [7 Clear settings]. (camera power remains on). Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). Using <8> will be the same as using <d>. [u Live mode] (p. p. In Creative Zone modes.114).167. The functions settable in this menu screen only apply during Live View shooting.113).]. [6 Sensor cleaning]. Even while the Live View image is displayed.204) for Live View shooting. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately.Shooting Function Settings 3 Menu Function Settings The menu options under the [6] tab’s [Live View function settings] menu are explained below. If [5 Auto power off] is set to [Off]. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m].139). If you select [y Dust Delete Data].

Using AF to Focus Selecting the AF Mode The AF modes available are [Live mode]. press the <L> button. Although AF is possible with the Live View image displayed. and focus manually (p. Press the <A> button.120). Under [6 Live View function settings]. AF point 2 Move the AF point. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. [u Live mode] (face detection. select [AF mode]. set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. the AF operation will take longer than with the Quick mode. 113 . To return the AF point to the center. you can press the <Q> button to select the AF mode on the Quick Control screen. magnify the image. Live Mode: d The image sensor is used to focus. If you want to achieve precise focus. 1 Display the Live View image. Also.118). p. to move the AF Press the <S> key point to where you want to focus (it cannot go to the edges of the picture). The AF point < > will appear. While the Live View image is displayed. Select the AF mode. achieving focus may be more difficult than with the Quick mode.114). and [Quick mode] (p.

4 Take thethe focus and exposure. picture. If multiple faces are detected. When focus is achieved.108). the AF point will turn orange.Using AF to Focus the subject. 1 Display the Live View image. human faces are detected and focused. Have the target person face the camera. 114 . the <p> frame will appear over the face to be focused. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. Press the <U> key to move the <q> frame over the target face. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. If focus is not achieved. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. Press the <A> button. u (Face detection) Live Mode: c With the same AF method as the Live mode. <q> will be displayed. When a face is detected.

the AF point will turn orange. or partially hidden. titled horizontally or diagonally. the <p> will be grayed out. The face will then be detected and <p> will be displayed. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. Face detection will not work if the face is very small or large in the picture. picture. Press the <L> button again to return to the u (face detection) Live mode. When you press the <L> button. If a face cannot be detected.108). You can press the <S> key to move the AF point. the AF point < > will be displayed and AF will be executed at the center. turn the focusing ring to attain rough focus. too bright or too dark. Since AF is not possible with a face detected near the edge of the picture. If the lens enables manual focusing even while the lens focus mode switch is set to <f>. the center AF point < > will be used to focus. When focus is achieved. If focus is not achieved.113). Then if you press the shutter button halfway. 115 . face detection will not be possible. An object other than a human face might be detected as a face. the AF mode will switch to the Live mode (p. 3 Take thethe focus and exposure. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. The <p> focusing frame might cover only part of the face.Using AF to Focus 2 Focus the subject. If the focus is way off. halfway and Press the shutter button the camera will focus the face covered by the <p> frame.

Using AF to Focus Live Mode and u (Face Detection) Live Mode Notes AF operation Focusing will take slightly longer. pressing the shutter button halfway will focus again. If the light source changes while the Live View image is displayed. If you autofocus in the Live mode’s normal view and then magnify the image. In the u Live mode. the screen might flicker and focusing can be difficult. In the Live mode or u (face detection) Live mode. then take the picture. the focus might be off. If focusing is difficult in the magnified view. the image will be magnified at the AF point. If this happens. stop the Live View shooting and autofocus under the actual light source first. Even when focus has been achieved. If you press the <u> button in the Live mode. 116 . The AF-assist beam will not be emitted. The image brightness may change during and after the AF operation. pressing the <u> button will not magnify the image. aim the center AF point over the subject to focus. return to the normal view and autofocus. if you shoot a peripheral subject and the target subject is slightly out of focus. Note that the AF speed may differ between the normal and magnified views.

Under a light source whose brightness. A subject approaching or moving away from the camera. Subjects strongly reflecting light. Subjects in low light. Soft focus effect is applied with a soft focus lens. Night scenes or points of light. color. Extremely small subjects. Autofocusing while the subject is way out of focus. Stripes and other patterns where there is contrast only in the horizontal direction. flat surfaces. Subjects at the edge of the picture. The AF point covers both a near and faraway subject (such as an animal in a cage).Using AF to Focus Shooting conditions which can make focusing difficult: Low-contrast subjects such as the blue sky and solid-color. A special effects filter is used. Subjects which keep moving within the AF point and cannot keep still due to camera shake or subject blur. or pattern keeps changing. 117 . Under fluorescent lighting or when the image flickers.

the When you press the Quick Control screen will appear.66). using the same AF method as with viewfinder shooting. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. AF point 1 Display the Live View image.<Q> button.Using AF to Focus Quick Mode: f The dedicated AF sensor is used to focus in the One-Shot AF mode (p. and the larger box is the magnifying frame. The small boxes on the screen are the AF points. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. Turn the <6> dial to select the AF point. Although you can focus the target area quickly. the Live View image will be interrupted momentarily during the AF operation. Press the <U> key to make the AF point selectable. Press the <A> button. 118 . Magnifying frame N 2 Select the AF point.

then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. and AF will be executed.Using AF to Focus the subject. The AF point used to focus will light in red. the reflex mirror will go back down. The Live View image will turn off. the beeper will sound and the Live View image will reappear. When focus is achieved.108). 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. 119 . picture. Take the picture only while the Live View image is displayed. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. You cannot take a picture during autofocusing.

the image. the view will change as follows: 5x 10x Normal view 4 Focus manually. 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>.Focusing Manually You can magnify the image and focus precisely manually. 5 Take thethe focus and exposure. Press The part within the magnifying frame will be magnified. To return the magnifying frame to the center. 3 Magnifythe <u> button. After achieving focus. While looking at AE lock Magnified area position Magnification turn the lens focusing ring to focus. picture. Each time you press the <u> button. Press the <S> key to move the Magnifying frame magnifying frame to the position where you want to focus. press the <L> button.the magnified image. press the <u> button to return to the normal view. 2 Move the magnifying frame.108). Turn the lens focusing ring to focus roughly. 120 . then Check press the shutter button to take the picture (p.

the screen might flicker. If the light source within the image changes. stop and resume the Live View shooting under the actual light source to be used. If you point the camera in a different direction. If you then continue with Live View shooting. 121 . chrominance noise may appear in the Live View image. If Live View shooting continues while the <E> warning icon is displayed and the camera’s internal temperature increases. About the <E> icon If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. the chrominance noise will not be recorded in the captured image. However. the actual captured image will correctly show the bright area. If there is a very bright light source in the picture. it might throw off the Live View image’s correct brightness momentarily.Notes About the Live View Image Under low or bright light conditions. Live View shooting will be disabled until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. the Live View shooting will stop automatically. the bright area might appear black on the LCD monitor. You should stop Live View shooting and allow the camera to rest. the image quality might degrade. the image sharpness may look more pronounced than it really is. When you magnify the image. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. if you set the [6 LCD brightness] to a bright setting. However. the Live View image might not reflect the brightness of the captured image. In low light. such as the sun. If this happens. Wait until the brightness level stabilizes before shooting.

When you shoot at high ISO speeds. the camera’s internal temperature may increase and it can degrade image quality.Notes About the Shooting Results When you shoot continuously with the Live View function for a long period. 122 . etc. noise (banding. Custom Function Notes During Live View shooting. If you take the picture during magnified view. certain Custom Function settings will be disabled (p. FE lock is not possible when the built-in flash or an external Speedlite is used. This is to prevent image degradation. Modeling flash and test flash will not fire if an external Speedlite is used. dots of light. Even if you take the picture during magnified view. the image will be captured in the normal view.) may appear. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set.103) menu is set to anything other than [Disable]. Live View shooting in high temperatures and at high ISO speeds may cause noise or irregular colors. Before taking a long exposure. During the magnified view. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. the shutter speed and aperture will be displayed in red. the exposure might not come out as desired. Terminate Live View shooting when not shooting images. Return to the normal view before taking the picture.191). Notes About Lenses and Flash The focus preset feature on super telephoto lenses cannot be used. stop Live View shooting temporarily and wait several minutes before shooting.

Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k> to shoot movies. refer to the card manufacturer’s Web site. 123 . To check the card’s read/write speed. About Full HD 1080 Full HD 1080 indicates compatibility with HighDefinition featuring 1080 vertical pixels (scanning lines). the movie might not be recorded properly. the movie might not playback properly. And if you playback a movie on a card having a slow reading speed. The movie recording format will be MOV. 6 Cards which can record movies When shooting movies. If you use a slow-writing card when shooting movies. use a large-capacity SD card rated SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or higher.

the camera will focus with the current AF mode. 169). To stop movie shooting.k Shooting Movies Connecting the camera to a TV set is recommended to playback movies (p. Autoexposure Shooting 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. Cautions for movie shooting are on pages 135 and 136. During movie shooting.movie. 3 Shooting the movie. to start Press the <A> button shooting a movie. the “o” mark will be displayed on the upper right of the screen.167. press <A> again. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor.113-120). autofocus Before shooting a or manual focus (p. also read the Live View shooting cautions on pages 121 and 122. do not point the lens toward the sun. When you press the shutter button halfway. The reflex mirror will make a sound. If necessary. While the movie is being shot. 124 . 2 Focus the subject.

During movie shooting. 1 hr. The ISO speed. The semitransparent mask size will change depending on the [n Movie rec. left. bottom. This is the exposure setting for taking a still photo. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone equipped with a stereo mini plug (3.5mm dia. and aperture are set automatically.131). By holding down the <O> button and turning the <6> dial. AE lock is possible by pressing the <A> button (p. At 0°C/32°F: Approx. To cancel AE lock during movie shooting. The area enclosed by the semitransparent mask will be the movie image that is recorded. 20 min.97). 1 hr. Pressing the shutter button halfway displays the shutter speed and aperture (p. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically.) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. If you use Movie crop.16). the unrecorded image areas will be displayed in black mask. and right parts of the screen will have a semi-transparent mask. press the <S> button. shutter speed. size] setting (p. the top. 40 min. With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. the total shooting time will be as follows: At 23°C/73°F: Approx. you can set the exposure compensation. 125 .16). Monaural sound is recorded by the camera’s built-in microphone (p.126) on the screen’s bottom left.k Shooting Movies One continuous movie will be recorded as one file..

Battery check Exposure mode L: Autoexposure K: Manual exposure ISO speed Possible shots Exposure compensation amount AF point (Quick mode) Magnifying frame Recording movie If there is no card in the camera. the information display will change. the movie shooting remaining time will change to the elapsed time. Movie shooting remaining time*/ Elapsed time Frame rate White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Movie-recording size AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture * Applies to a single movie clip. 126 .k Shooting Movies About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. When movie shooting starts. the movie shooting remaining time will be displayed in red.

.1/30 sec. The reflex mirror will make a sound. . 2 Select [Movie exposure]. 5 SetPress ISO<Z> button and use the either <6> or <U> key to select the ISO speed. select exposure].6400 127 . the speed. Select [Manual]. • 6 / 5 / 4: 1/4000 sec. • Auto ISO setting: ISO 100 . •8/7 : 1/4000 sec. To set the aperture.[Movie Under the [o] tab.1/60 sec. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. then press <0>.6400 • Manual ISO setting: ISO 100 . Using manual exposure to shoot movies is for advanced users. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. To set the shutter speed. aperture. 3 Select [Manual]. and ISO speed for movie shooting. <6> <O> + <6> 4 Set the shutter speed and aperture. turn the <6> dial.k Shooting Movies Manual Exposure Shooting You can manually set the shutter speed. The settable shutter speeds depend on the frame rate <9>. then press <0>.

the shooting mode.124). the less smooth the subject’s movement will look.k Shooting Movies and shoot the movie. If you shoot a movie under fluorescent lighting.173). 128 . With Auto ISO. Changing the aperture during movie shooting is not recommended since variations in the exposure. If you use a lens whose aperture changes while you zoom. and aperture will not be displayed. you should not zoom while shooting a movie. Zooming while shooting a movie may record changes in the exposure. When shooting a movie of a moving subject. The image information (Exif) will record the settings used at the start of the movie shooting. With manual exposure shooting. the movie image might flicker. 6 Focus procedure is the same as steps 2 The and 3 for “Autoexposure Shooting” (p. If you playback the movie with “Shooting information display” (p. a shutter speed of 1/30 sec. shutter speed. is recommended. will be recorded. AE lock and exposure compensation cannot be set. The faster the shutter speed. to 1/125 sec. due to the drive of the lens aperture. the correct movie exposure will usually be obtained even if the light level changes.

Functions particular to still shooting are shown below. The card will record the movie and still photo as separate files. Displayed when the shutter button is pressed halfway. 1 sec. Shutter speed and aperture set automatically (or set manually for manual exposures). Canceled Single shooting (Self-timer not possible) Flash off 129 . the movie will have a still moment lasting approx. and the movie shooting will resume automatically when the Live View image is displayed. Taking still photos during movie shooting The still photo will record the entire screen including the semitransparent mask. you can also take a still photo by pressing the shutter button completely. Other functions will be the same as for movie shooting. Function Image-recording quality Exposure setting AEB Drive mode Flash Settings As set in the [1 Quality] menu. The captured still photo will be recorded to the card. If you take a still photo during movie shooting.k Shooting Movies Shooting Still Photos While shooting a movie.

Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. 130 . 3 Menu Function Settings Display the movie menu. The name of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. The image-recording quality setting will be reflected in all shooting modes.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to movie shooting are explained here. function and set it. When <f> is selected. and AF mode. Picture Style. image-recording quality (for still photos). pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the white balance. movierecording size. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. the AF points will also be displayed. The menu options under the [n] and [o] tabs are explained below. 1 Press the <Q> button. Auto Lighting Optimizer. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set.

in [Live mode]. [4] : Mainly for motion pictures. size] screen switches automatically depending on the [6 Video system] setting. Russia. [7] [5] : For areas where the TV format is PAL (Europe.). China. The aspect ratio will be 4:3. Japan.Shooting Function Settings [n] Menu Movie-recording size You can select the movie’s image size [****x****] and frame rate [9] (frames recorded per second). etc. Notes for Movie crop Use a tripod to prevent hand-held camera shake. 131 . This shooting mode is called Movie crop. Mexico. Korea. Even if the AF mode has been set to [Quick mode].). : Standard-definition recording quality. • Image size [1920x1080] [1280x720] [640x480] : Full HD (Full High-Definition) recording quality. Also. The Movie crop image cannot be magnified for focusing. [Crop 640x480] : Standard-definition recording quality. Australia. • Frame rate (fps: frames per second) [8] [6] : For areas where the TV format is NTSC (North America. The aspect ratio will be 4:3. : HD (High-Definition) recording quality. etc. the AF point is displayed larger than with other recording sizes. Still photos cannot be taken. Focusing may be difficult if the AF point covers both a near and far subject. The 9 (frame rate) displayed on the [Movie rec. it will switch automatically to [Live mode] during movie shooting. It will give a telephoto effect of about 7x. Noise and dots of light may be more noticeable than in other recording sizes.

you can extract a still image from the movie. You can select [Live mode]. you might momentarily throw the focus way off or change the exposure. [u Live mode]. If the AF mode is [Quick mode]. AF during k When [Enable] is set. 132 . To start movie shooting again. Note that continuous focusing of a moving subject is not possible. 330 MB/min. AF will be executed in Live mode. (A new movie file starts being recorded. approx.) The semi-transparent or black mask on the top and bottom or on the left and right will not be recorded. or [Quick mode]. 49 min. 59 sec. 39 min. 2 megapixels at [1920x1080]. continuous autofocusing is not possible.Shooting Function Settings Total Movie Recording Time and File Size Per Minute Movie-recording Size 6 [1920x1080] 5 4 [1280x720] [640x480] [Crop 640x480] 8 7 8 7 12 min. 300. the movie shooting will stop automatically if the file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie length reaches 29 min. 165 MB/min. and approx. 1 hr. 1 megapixel at [1280x720]. However. 330 MB/min. 49 min. Total Recording Time 4GB Card 16GB Card File Size After you start shooting a movie. With ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software).000 pixels at [640x480]. AF mode The AF modes will be the same as described on pages 113-119. AF is possible during movie shooting. 12 min. 24 min. The still image quality will be as follows: Approx. press the <A> button. If you autofocus during movie shooting.

Remote control shooting You can use the Remote Controller RC-6 (sold separately. For AF. If the switch is set to <o> (immediate shooting). AE lock is not possible. The AF mode setting will also be reflected in Live View shooting.Shooting Function Settings kShutter/AE lock button You can change the function assigned to the AE lock button and to when you press the shutter button halfway.204) to start and stop the movie shooting. Convenient when you do not want to autofocus when taking a still photo during movie shooting. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. Press the <w> button for AE lock. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway for metering. While holding down the <w> button. press the shutter button to take a still photo without executing AF. 133 . • AF/AF lock. press the <w> button. • AE lock/AF: Press the shutter button halfway for AE lock. then press the transmit button. p. Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. press the <w> button. • AF/AE lock: Normal function. AE lock is not possible. still photo shooting will take effect. • AE/AF. For AF. Set the shooting timing switch to <2>. Convenient when you want to focus and meter at different parts of the picture.

Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. The Grid display and Metering timer settings will also be reflected in Live View shooting.127). The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone (commercially available) equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. Setting [Movie exposure] to [Manual] enables you to manually set the ISO speed. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically.6400. If [Enable] is set. 134 . and aperture for movie shooting (p.) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. highlight detail will be improved.5mm dia. Sound recording When the sound recording is set to [On]. kHighlight tone priority This can be set only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]. shutter speed. The Auto Lighting Optimizer will also be set automatically to [Disable] and cannot be changed. The ISO speed range will be ISO 200 .16). you can display grid lines.Shooting Function Settings [o] Menu Movie exposure Normally. set this option to [Auto]. monaural sound will be recorded with the built-in microphone. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother.

It indicates how much data has not yet been written to the card (remaining capacity of the internal buffer memory). If movie shooting is not possible due to insufficient remaining capacity of the card. If you use a tripod or if the Image Stabilizer is not necessary. shoot a few test movies to see if the card can write fast enough. 135 . you should set the IS switch to <2>. The camera’s built-in microphone will also pick up camera operation noise. you can prevent (or reduce) these noises from being recorded. If the indicator becomes full. If you take still photos during movie shooting. The slower the card. the movie recording size and movie shooting remaining time (p. Notes on Movie Shooting Recording and Image Quality If the attached lens has an Image Stabilizer. If you use a commercially-available external microphone. the Image Stabilizer will operate at all times even if you do not press the shutter button halfway. If you use a card having a slow writing speed. The Image Stabilizer will thereby consume battery power and may shorten the total movie shooting time or decrease the number of possible shots. movie shooting Indicator will stop automatically. Setting the still images’ recording quality low might improve this problem. First. the indicator will either not appear or the level (if displayed) will hardly go upward.[2 Shooting 2] Menu The functions settable in this menu screen only apply when the Mode Dial is set to <k>. If the card has a fast writing speed. the movie shooting might stop.126) will be displayed in red. These functions do not take effect in other shooting modes. Do not connect anything other than an external microphone to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal. a five-level indicator might appear on the right of the screen during movie shooting. the faster the indicator will climb upward.

you will not be able to shoot again until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. that part might look momentarily still when you playback the movie.167. Turn off the power and let the camera rest for a while. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. 169) and shoot a movie. The image quality of movies is not affected. If the <E> icon is displayed and you keep shooting movies until the camera’s internal temperature rises further. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. the actual movie will be properly recorded at the movie recording size that was set. However. the movie shooting will stop automatically. However.167) and shoot a movie in [1920x1080] or [1280x720].Notes on Movie Shooting Camera’s internal temperature increase and image degradation If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. the TV will not output any sound during the shooting. Playback and TV connection If the brightness changes during movie shooting. If you connect the camera to a TV set with an HDMI cable (p. When not shooting. If you take still photos while the <E> icon is displayed on the screen. the image quality may be degraded. If this happens. the sound will be properly recorded. the movie being shot will be displayed at a small size on the TV. turn off the camera. 136 .

138) Card Reminder (p.146) Setting the Flash (p.138) Setting the Auto Power-off Time (p.138) Setting the Image Review Time (p.139) File Numbering Methods (p.146) Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color (p.153) 7 137 .147) Automatic Sensor Cleaning (p.142) Checking Camera Settings (p.144) Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically (p.143) Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings (p.Handy Features Silencing the Beeper (p.150) Appending Dust Delete Data (p.151) Manual Sensor Cleaning (p.140) Auto Rotation of Vertical Images (p.139) Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness (p.

Select [Disable]. Under the [1] tab. if you operate any camera controls such as pressing the shutter button halfway. select [Beep].Handy Features 3 Silencing the Beeper You can prevent the beeper from sounding when focus is achieved or during self-timer operation. During the image review. Select the desired review time. If [Hold] is set. 3 Setting the Image Review Time You can set how long the image is displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after capture. the image review will be displayed up until the [Auto power off] time. 3 Card Reminder This prevents shooting if there is no card in the camera. then press <0>. “Card” will be displayed in the viewfinder. 138 . select [Image review]. then press <0>. then press <0>. then press <0>. the image will not be displayed immediately after image capture. the image display will end. then press <0>. Select [Disable]. and you cannot release the shutter. Under the [1] tab. then press <0>. If there is no card installed and you press the shutter button. select [Release shutter without card]. Under the [1] tab. If [Off] is set.

then press <0>. 3 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor to make it easier to read. 139 . then press <0>. To turn on the LCD monitor again. press the <U> key to adjust the brightness. When the camera has turned off due to auto power off. With the adjustment screen displayed. You can set this auto power-off time. select [Auto power off]. Select the desired power-off time. If [Off] has been set. If [Off] has been set and the camera is not used for 30 min. then press <0>. Under the [5] tab. you can wake up the camera by pressing the shutter button halfway or any of the following buttons: <M> <B> <x> etc. either turn off the camera yourself or press the <B> button to turn off the shooting settings display to save battery power. set the LCD monitor brightness to 4 and prevent the ambient light from affecting the reviewed image. Under the [6] tab.Handy Features 3 Setting the Auto Power-off Time To save battery power. press the <B> button. When checking the exposure of an image. the camera turns off automatically after the set time of idle operation elapses. the LCD monitor will turn off automatically. then press <0>. select [LCD brightness]..

File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0052 Next sequential file number 140 . You can change how the file number is assigned.Handy Features 3 File Numbering Methods The file number is like the frame number on a roll of film. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. The captured images are assigned a sequential file number from 0001 to 9999 and saved in one folder. Under the [5] tab. The file number will appear on a computer in this format: IMG_0001. [Continuous]: The file numbering continues in sequence even after the card is replaced. the file numbering continues in sequence up to 9999. select [File numbering]. Even after you replace the card. If you want to use continuous file numbering. The available settings are described below. then press <0>.JPG. This is convenient when you want to save the images numbered anywhere between 0001 to 9999 from multiple cards into one folder in your computer. Select one. then press <0>. you should use a newly-formatted card each time. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously.

the file numbering restarts from 0001. and “. After the manual reset. This is convenient if you want to use different folders for the images taken yesterday and the ones taken today. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. The LCD monitor will display a message telling you to replace the card. For both JPEG and RAW images. shooting will not be possible even if the card still has storage capacity. Each time you replace the card. If the file number in folder No. you should use a newly-formatted card. the file numbering returns to continuous or auto reset. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0001 File numbering is reset [Manual reset]: To reset the file numbering to 0001 manually or to start from file number 0001 in a new folder.CR2” for RAW images. To restart the file numbering from 0001. “. Replace it with a new card. Movie file names will start with “MVI_”. MOV” for movies. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. for example. 999 reaches 9999. 141 . When you reset the file numbering manually. The extension will be “. This is convenient if you want to organize images according to cards.JPG” for JPEG images.Handy Features [Auto reset]: Resets the file numbering to 0001 whenever the card is replaced. a new folder is created automatically and the file numbering of images saved to that folder starts from 0001. the file name will start with “IMG_”.

It will be rotated. then press <0>. Select one. the image might not rotate for playback. On the camera’s LCD monitor. Under the [5] tab. FAQ The vertical image is not rotated during the image review immediately after it is captured. I want to rotate an image captured when [OnD] had been set. 142 . then playback the image. [OnD] [Off] : The vertical image is automatically rotated only on the computer. Press the <x> button and the image playback will display the rotated image. The available settings are described below. [OnPD] : The vertical image is automatically rotated during playback on both the camera’s LCD monitor and on the computer. if the vertical image is taken while the camera is pointed up or down. The setting of this feature can be changed.Handy Features 3 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images Vertical images are rotated automatically so they are displayed vertically on the camera’s LCD monitor and computer instead of horizontally. Auto rotate will not work with vertical images captured while [Auto rotate] was set to [Off]. see “Rotating the Image” on page 159. select [Auto rotate]. [OnPD] is set. but the image does not rotate during playback. : The vertical image is not automatically rotated at all. Set [OnPD]. In such a case. Use the software provided with the camera instead. The software used is not compatible with image rotation. Also. then press <0>. The vertical image does not rotate on the computer screen.

138) Auto power off (p.101)/ WB bracketing (p. press the <B> button to display the settings. Press the <B> button again to return to the menu.29) Beeper (p.65) Auto rotate display (p. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the shooting settings display. press the <B> button to display the camera’s major function settings.139) Sensor cleaning (p.Handy Features B Checking Camera Settings While the menu is displayed.146) Date/Time (p.142) LCD monitor auto off (p.150) 143 . Settings Display Card remaining capacity Color space (p. While the menu is displayed.102) Live View shooting (p.107) Red-eye reduction (p.96) WB correction (p.

1 Select [Clear settings]. select [Clear all Custom Func. select [Clear all camera settings]. then press <0>. To revert the Custom Functions to the default settings. Select [OK]. 3 Select [OK]. select [Clear settings]. 144 . Setting [Clear all camera settings] will reset the camera to the default settings on the next page. then press <0>. Under the [7] tab.Fn)]. (C. 2 Select the the shooting settings to the To revert default. This works in the <d> and other Creative Zone modes. then press <0>. then press <0>.Handy Features 3 Reverting the Camera to the Default SettingsN This is for reverting all the camera’s shooting settings and Custom Functions to the default settings. desired setting.

Enable Enable 2 sec. Live mode Movie Shooting Settings Movie-recording size 1920x1080 AF mode Live mode Disable AF during k kShutter/ AE lock button Remote control Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority AF/AE lock Disable Auto Off 16 sec. Brightness 10 images OnzD Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Live View Shooting Settings Live View shooting Enable Grid display Metering timer AF mode Off 16 sec.Handy Features Shooting Settings AF mode One-Shot AF AF point selection Automatic selection q (Evaluative Metering mode metering) ISO speed AUTO (Auto) Drive mode u (Single shooting) Exposure Canceled compensation/AEB Flash exposure compensation Custom Functions 0 (Zero) Unchanged Image-recording Settings Quality Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Peripheral illumination correction Color space White balance WB correction WB-BKT File numbering Auto cleaning Dust Delete Data 73 Standard Standard Enable/ Correction data retained sRGB Q (Auto) Canceled Canceled Continuous Enable Erased Camera Settings Auto power off Beep Release shutter without card Image review Histogram Image jump w/6 Auto rotate LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Copyright information 30 sec. On Disable Eye-Fi transmission Disable My Menu settings Unchanged 145 .

3 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color You can change the background color of the shooting settings screen. 146 . then press <0>. Select [Screen color]. then press <0>. Select the desired color. then press <0>. Select [LCD auto off]. Select [Disable]. When you exit the menu. select [LCD auto off]. select [Screen color]. the selected color will be displayed for the shooting settings screen. then press <0>.Handy Features 3 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically This prevents the display-off sensor from turning off the shooting settings display automatically when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. Under the [5] tab. Under the [5] tab.

both the built-in flash and external Speedlite will not fire. The functions not dimmed can be selected and set. The flash control screen will appear. The functions displayed under [External flash func. The flash functions will be displayed. 147 . setting] The [Built-in flash func. The setting procedure is the same as setting a camera menu function. This is useful when you only want to use the flash’s AF-assist beam. setting] will vary depending on the Speedlite model. setting] menus can set the functions listed on the next page. setting] and [External flash func. select [Flash control]. setting] or [External flash func. Select [Built-in flash func. setting]. If [Disable] is set. Under the [1] tab.3 Setting the FlashN The built-in flash and external Speedlite settings can be set with the menu. setting] and [External flash func. The [External flash ***] menu options for external Speedlites are applicable only to an attached EX-series Speedlite compatible with the respective functions. [Flash firing] Normally. then press <0>. [Built-in flash func. Select [Flash control]. set this to [Enable].

setting] k Page 148 148 – 88 149 – – * Regarding [FEB] (Flash exposure bracketing). setting] Settable Functions Function Flash mode Shutter sync. This is for advanced users.]. If [2nd curtain] is set. 148 . [Zoom]. Flash mode With an external Speedlite. setting] E-TTL II (Fixed) k k [External flash func. two flashes will be fired: Once when you press the shutter button completely. 1st curtain sync will automatically take effect.. If an external Speedlite is attached. refer to your Speedlite’s instruction manual. [E-TTL II] is the standard mode of EX-series Speedlites for automatic flash shooting. Normally. set this to [1st curtain] so that the flash fires immediately after the exposure starts.3 Setting the FlashN [Built-in flash func. with shutter speeds faster than 1/30 sec. [Manual flash] enables you to set the flash output yourself. Shutter sync. For details. see the Speedlite’s instruction manual. you can create a trail of light such as from car headlights at night. the flash will fire right before the exposure ends. you can select the flash mode to suit your flash shooting. FEB* Flash exposure compensation E-TTL II Zoom* Wireless setting* – – – k k k k [Built-in flash func. * For other flash modes. When this is combined with a slow sync speed. setting] and [External flash func. With 2nd curtain sync. you can also set [Hi-speed]. refer to the Speedlite’s instruction manual. However. and [Wireless set. and once immediately before the exposure ends.

3 Setting the FlashN

Flash exposure compensation See “y Flash Exposure Compensation” on page 88. E-TTL II For normal flash exposures, set it to [Evaluative]. If [Average] is set, the flash exposure will be averaged for the entire metered scene as with an external metering flash. Since flash exposure compensation may be necessary depending on the scene, this setting is for advanced users. Clear flash settings On the [External flash func. setting] screen, press the <B> button to display the screen to clear the flash settings. When you select [OK], the settings for the built-in flash and external Speedlite will be cleared.

Setting the External Speedlite Custom Functions

1

Display the Custom Function.
Select [External flash C.Fn setting], then press <0>.

the 2 SetPress Custom Function. press the <U> key, then
<0>. The procedure is the same as setting the camera’s Custom Functions (p.190). To clear all the Custom Function settings, select [Clear ext. flash C.Fn set.] in step 1.

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f Automatic Sensor Cleaning
Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit operates to automatically shake off the dust on the front of the sensor. Normally, you need not pay attention to this operation. However, you can execute the sensor cleaning at anytime as well as disable it.

Cleaning the Sensor Now

1

Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean nowf]. then press Select [Clean nowf],
<0>. Select [OK] on the dialog screen, then press <0>. The screen will indicate that the sensor is being cleaned. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.
For best results, do the sensor cleaning while the camera bottom is placed on a table or other flat surface. Even if you repeat the sensor cleaning, the result will not improve that much. Right after the sensor cleaning is finished, the [Clean nowf] option will remain disabled temporarily.

Disabling Automatic Sensor Cleaning
In step 2, select [Auto cleaningf] and set it to [Disable]. The sensor cleaning will no longer be executed when you set the power switch to <1> or <2>.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN
Normally, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit will eliminate most of the dust that might be visible on captured images. However, in case visible dust still remains, you can append the Dust Delete Data to the image for erasing the dust spots later. The Dust Delete Data is used by Digital Photo Professional (provided software) to erase the dust spots automatically.

Preparation
Get a solid-white object (paper, etc.). Set the lens focal length to 50mm or longer. Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and set the focus to infinity (∞). If the lens has no distance scale, look at the front of the lens and turn the focusing ring clockwise all the way.

Obtain the Dust Delete Data

1

Select [Dust Delete Data].
Under the [y] tab, select [Dust Delete Data], then press <0>.

2 Select [OK]. and press <0>. After Select [OK]
the automatic self-cleaning of the sensor is performed, a message will appear. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN

solid-white object. 3 Photograph a of 20 cm - 30 cm (0.7 ft. At a distance
- 1.0 ft.), fill the viewfinder with a patternless, solid-white object and take a picture. The picture will be taken in the aperture-priority AE mode with an aperture of f/22. Since the image will not be saved, the data can still be obtained even if there is no card in the camera. When the picture is taken, the camera will start obtaining the Dust Delete Data. When the Dust Delete Data is obtained, a message will appear. Select [OK], and the menu will reappear. If the data was not obtained successfully, a message to that effect will appear. Follow the “Preparation” procedure on the preceding page, then select [OK]. Take the picture again.

About the Dust Delete Data
After the Dust Delete Data is obtained, it is appended to all the JPEG and RAW images captured thereafter. Before an important shoot, you should update the Dust Delete Data by obtaining it again. To erase dust spots automatically with the provided software, see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. The Dust Delete Data appended to the image is so small that it hardly affects the image file size.
Be sure to use a solid-white object such as a new sheet of white paper. If the paper has any pattern or design, it may be recognized as dust data and affect the accuracy of the dust deletion with the software.

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3 Manual Sensor CleaningN
Dust which could not be removed by the automatic sensor cleaning can be removed manually with a blower, etc. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the sensor needs to be cleaned directly, having it done by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Before cleaning the sensor, detach the lens from the camera.

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Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean manually].then press Select [Clean manually],
<0>.

3 Select [OK]. then press <0>. Select [OK],
In a moment, the reflex mirror will lockup and the shutter will open.

4 End the cleaning. to <2>. Set the power switch
For the power source, using the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) is recommended. If you use a battery, make sure it is fully recharged. If the battery grip with size-AA/LR6 batteries is attached, manual sensor cleaning will not be possible.

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Do not insert the blower tip inside the camera beyond the lens mount. A brush can scratch the sensor. • Opening the battery compartment cover. 154 . The blowing force can damage the sensor or the spray gas can freeze on the sensor. • Opening the card slot cover. If smear that cannot be removed with a blower remains. Never use canned air or gas to clean the sensor. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains and image sensor might get damaged. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. never do any of the following. If the power is cut off. Use a plain blower without any brush attached.3 Manual Sensor CleaningN While cleaning the sensor. • Setting the power switch to <2>. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains or reflex mirror might get damaged. Clean the sensor with care. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the power is turned off.

Here you will find explanations about how to playback and erase photos and movies with the camera and viewing them on a TV set. 155 . going into more detail than in Chapter 2 “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” which explained the playback procedure. 8 About images taken with another camera: The camera might not be able to properly display images captured with a different camera or edited with a computer or whose file name was changed.Image Playback This chapter explains features related to viewing photos and movies.

The currently-selected image will be highlighted in a blue frame. When you press the <x> button. Press the <I> The 4-image index display will appear. 156 . Pressing the <u> button will toggle the display from 9 images. 1 Playback the image. Press the <I> button again to switch to the 9-image index display. the last captured image will be displayed. 4 images and one image displayed. 2 Switch to the indexbutton.x Searching for Images Quickly H Display Multiple Images on One Screen (Index display) Search for images quickly with the index display showing four or nine images on one screen. to move the blue Press the <S> key frame to select the image. Turn the <6> dial to see the next screen of index images. 3 Select the image. Press <0> and the selected image will be displayed as a single image. display.

If the card contains both [Movies] and [Stills]. then press <0>.x Searching for Images Quickly I Jump through Images (Jump display) With the single image display. 157 . select the desired jump method from [1 image/10 images/100 images/ Date/Movies/Stills]. by jumping. In the [4 Image jump w/6] menu. select either one to display only movies or stills. press the <V> key. Turn the <6> dial to display the shooting date. On the bottom right. To change the jump method. The jump display will proceed according to the selected jump method. turn the <6> dial. On the single-image display. Jump method Image location To search images according to the shooting date. you can turn the <6> dial to jump through the images. 1 Select the jump method. select [Date]. the jump method and current image location are indicated. 2 Browse the <x> button to playback Press the image.

A movie cannot be magnified. the magnification will continue to reduce to the single image display. The image will be magnified. press the <x> button and the single image display will return.5x to 10x on the LCD monitor. Magnified view is not possible during the image review immediately after the image is taken. You can turn the <6> dial to view another image while the magnification is maintained. Press the <I> button to reduce the magnification. If you hold down the button. Magnified area position around image.u/y Magnified View You can magnify a shot image by 1. If you hold down the <u> button. 158 . the image will continue to be magnified until it reaches the maximum magnification. To exit the magnified display. During image playback. press the <u> button. 2 Scroll the <S>the to scroll around the Use key magnified image. 1 Magnify the image.

repeat steps 2 and 3. set the [5 Auto rotate] menu option to [OnzD]. you need not rotate the image as described above. the Each time you press image will rotate clockwise as follows: 90° → 270° → 0° To rotate another image.142) before taking vertical shots. If the rotated image is not displayed in the rotated orientation during image playback. 159 . To exit and return to the menu.b Rotating the Image You can rotate the displayed image to the desired orientation. You can also select an image on the index display. then press <0>. If you have set [5 Auto rotate] to [OnzD] (p. press the <M> button. 2 Select the image. key to select the Press the <U> image to be rotated. <0>. A movie cannot be rotated. 3 Rotate the image. 1 Select [Rotate]. Under the [3] tab. select [Rotate].

160 . Movies on a card can be played only by devices which can play MOV files. Playback on the Camera’s LCD Monitor (p. Playback on a TV set (p.167. the camera cannot be connected with an HDMI cable. Even if the camera is connected to a hard disk recorder with a USB cable. You can also playback photos and movies recorded in the card as an automatic slide show. Since hard disk recorders do not have an HDMI IN terminal. 169) Use the provided AV cable or an HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) to connect the camera to a TV set. you can watch Full HD (Full HighDefinition: 1920x1080) and HD (HighDefinition: 1280x720) movies with higher image quality. movies and photos cannot be played nor saved.162-166) You can playback movies on the camera’s LCD monitor and even edit out the first and last scenes. If you have a High-Definition TV set and connect your camera with an HDMI cable. Then you can playback the captured movies and photos on the TV.k Enjoying Movies Basically. A movie edited with a personal computer cannot be rewritten to the card and played back with the camera. there are the following three ways to playback the movies you shot.

see the PDF file instruction manual. You can also extract a single frame from a movie and save it as a still photo. inquire the software maker. Regarding the computer hardware requirements for ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser. use a high-performance personal computer. For smooth movie playback. If you want to use commercially-available software to playback or edit the movies.k Enjoying Movies Playback and Editing with a Personal Computer (See the PDF file instruction manual for ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser) The movie files recorded in the card can be transferred to a personal computer and played or edited with ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). For details on commercially-available software. 161 . be sure it is compatible with MOV files.

see the next page. Speaker the movie. the <1s> icon displayed on the upper left indicates that it is a movie. then press <0>. the perforation on the left edge of the image indicates that it is a movie. During the index display. During movie playback. 3 Pressthe single-image display. As movies cannot be played on the index display. press <0> to switch to the single-image display.k Playing Movies 1 Playback the image. With the single-image display. Select The movie will start playing. 4 Playback[7] (Play). You can pause the movie playback by pressing <0>. 162 . movie. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press movie. press On <0>. For more details on the playback procedure. The movie playback panel will appear on the bottom. <0>. Press the <x> button to display the image. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6> dial.

Displays the movie’s last frame.164). adjust the sound volume with the TV set. Adjust the slow motion speed by pressing the <U> key. a single previous frame is displayed. Each time you press <0>. If you hold down <0>.167.) 163 . Pressing <0> toggles between play and stop. If you took a still photo while you shot the movie. Playback position Playback time You can adjust the built-in speaker’s (p. 30 min.162) sound volume by turning the <6> dial. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. the still photo will be displayed for approx. 1 sec. 169) to playback a movie. Displays the editing screen (p. press the <B> button to switch the shooting information display (p. Displays the movie’s first frame.k Playing Movies Function Playback Description Returns to the single-image display. (Turning the <6> dial will not adjust the sound volume. the movie will play frame-byframe. during the movie playback. Each time you press <0>. 2 Exit 7 Play 8 Slow motion 5 First frame 3 Previous frame 6 Next frame 4 Last frame X Edit mm’ ss” 9 Volume With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8.173). 2 hr. the continuous playback time at 23°C/73°F will be as follows: Approx. it will fast forward the movie. During the single-image display. If you hold down <0>. it will rewind the movie. The slow-motion speed is indicated on the upper right.

select [Overwrite].X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes You can edit out the first and last scenes of a movie in 1-sec. 4 Save the[W]. Since the editing is done in 1-sec. then press <0>. Select The save screen will appear. [New file] will not be selectable. Holding it down will fast forward the frames. then press <0>. 3 Check the edited movie. To change the editing. If the card does not have enough room. The editing screen will be displayed. select [New file]. To save it as a new movie. go back to step 2. More movie editing functions are available with ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser (provided software). increments (position indicated by [X]). To save it and overwrite the original movie file. movie. After deciding which part to edit out. select [X]. to Select [7] and press <0> playback the portion highlighted in blue. To cancel the editing. press <0>. 1 On the movie playback screen. Press the <U> key to see the previous or next frames. 2 Specify the part to(Cut beginning) or Select either [U] [V] (Cut end). Then press <0>. The portion highlighted in blue on the top of the screen is what will remain. increments. the exact position where the movie is edited may differ slightly from the position you specified. select [2] and press <0>. 164 . be edited out.

Under the [3] tab. then press <0>. select [Slide show]. Press the <V> key to select the date. Press the <V> key to select one of the following: [jAll images/iDate/ kMovies/zStills]. press the <B> button while <zH> is highlighted. Still photos and movies taken on the selected shooting date will be played back. If you selected [iDate]. 1 Select [Slide show]. then press <0>. Only the movies in the card will be played back. Then press <0>. Number of images to be played 2 Select the images to be played back. jAll images iDate kMovies zStills 165 . Press the <V> key to select the top menu item. The [Select date] screen will appear. then press <0>. Only the still photos in the card will be played back.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) You can playback the images in the card as an automatic slide show. Item Playback Description All the still photos and movies in the card will be played back.

and return to To quit the slide show the setting screen. then press the <M> button. During auto playback. then press <0>. 169.. To view the slide show on a TV set. The display time may vary depending on the image. you can press the <B> button to change the still photo display format. After [Loading image. you can press the <U> key to view another image. During movie playback. [G] will be displayed on the upper left of the image. 5 Quit the slide show. see pages 167. Press <0> again to resume the slide show. 4 Start thethe <V> key to select [Start].. set the [Display time] and [Repeat] options. 166 . [Display time] [Repeat] slide show. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6>. the key to select [Set up]. auto power off will not take effect. During pause. Press then press <0>. To pause the slide show. press <0>. During pause. During the slide show.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) the time 3 SetPressplay<V>and repeat option. press the <M> button. the slide show will start.] is displayed. For still photos.

167 . * Depending on the TV set. 1 Connect the HDMI cable to the camera. To playback movies. * Adjust the movie’s sound volume with the TV set. With the plug’s <dHDMI MINI> logo facing the front of the camera. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. insert it into the <D> terminal. on the TV and switch the 3 Turn video input to select the TV’s connected port. 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. By pressing the <B> button. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. see page 162. Connect the TV’s HDMI IN port. Connect the HDMI cable to the camera’s <D> terminal. button. turn off the camera and television. you can change the display format. part of the image displayed might be cut off.Viewing the Images on TV You can also view the still photos and movies on a TV set. Before connecting or disconnecting the cable between the camera and television.) The images will be displayed at the TV’s optimum resolution automatically. Viewing on HD (High-Definition) TV Sets The HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) is required. HDMI cable to 2 Connect thethe HDMI cable tothe TV set.

Select [Enable]. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. use the provided AV cable to connect to the TV. 168 . For a slide show. 2 Select the remote control to the TV set Point the and press the / button to select the image. the TV set’s input will automatically switch to the HDMI port connected to the camera. then press <0>. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. then press <0>.Viewing the Images on TV Do not connect any other device’s output to the camera’s <D> terminal. Doing so may cause a malfunction. 1 Select [Ctrl over HDMI]. Press the / button to select an option. * A function enabling you to control multiple HDMI devices with one remote control unit. Select [Return] and press the Enter button. Some TVs might not be able to display the captured images. When you press the camera’s <x> button. press the remote control’s / button to select an option. then press the Enter button. The menu will appear. The menu will disappear and you can use the / button to select an image. select [Ctrl over HDMI]. The camera’s <q/C> terminal and <D> terminal cannot be used at the same time. When the camera is connected to a TV set. then press the Enter button. Under the [4] tab. For HDMI CEC TV sets When a TV set compatible with HDMI CEC* is connected to the camera with the HDMI cable. The menu displayed will differ for still photos and movies. image. In such a case. Then press the Enter button.

and use the camera to control the playback operation. Connect the AV cable to the camera’s <q/ C> terminal. insert it into the <q/ C> terminal. button. Certain TV sets. see page 162. With the plug’s <Canon> logo facing the back of the camera. (Red) (White) (Yellow) cable 2 Connect the AV cable toto the TV set. For details. video input the connected 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. see the TV set’s instruction manual. In such a case. set the camera’s [4 Ctrl over HDMI] menu option to [Disable]. If the video system format does not match the TV’s. 169 . 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. may not operate properly. Set the proper video system format with the [6 Video system] menu option. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. Connect the AV the TV’s video IN terminal and to the audio IN terminal. Images might not be displayed if you use a different cable. Viewing on Non-HD (High-Definition) TV Sets 1 Connect the provided AV cable to the camera.) To playback movies. Do not use any AV cable other than the one provided. TV and 3 Turn on the to selectswitch the TV’s port. the images will not be displayed properly.Viewing the Images on TV Some TV sets require you to first enable the HDMI CEC connection. even those compatible with HDMI CEC.

you must first cancel the protection. 2 Select the image andto select the Press the <U> key image to be protected. Under the [3] tab. If you erase all the images (p. The protect setting screen will appear. only the protected images will remain. the protected images will also be erased. Once an image is protected.K Protecting Images Protecting an image prevents it from being erased accidentally. This is convenient when you want to erase unnecessary images all at once. The menu will reappear.172). To cancel the image protection. select [Protect images]. 1 Select [Protect images]. then press <0>. To erase a protected image.42). To exit the image protection. press <0> again. repeat step 2. When an image is protected. press the <M> button. If you format the card (p. then press <0>. The <K> icon will disappear. To protect another image. 170 . it cannot be erased by the camera’s erase function. the <K> icon will appear on the top of the screen. Image protect icon protect it.

Once an image is erased. 1 Select [Erase images].170) will not be erased. then image displayed will be erased. at the The erase dialog will appear bottom of the screen. Erasing a Single Image 1 Playback the image to be erased. Under the [3] tab. 2 Press the <L> button. 3 Checkmarking <X> Images to be Erased in a Batch By checkmarking the images to be erased. press <0>. The Select [Erase]. To prevent important images from being erased accidentally.L Erasing Images You can either select and erase images one by one or erase them in one batch. select [Erase images]. protect them. Erasing a 1+73 image will erase both the RAW and JPEG images. you can erase multiple images at one time. then press <0>. Protected images (p. it cannot be recovered. Make sure you no longer need the image before erasing it. 171 . 3 Erase the image.

press the <I> button. all the images in the card will be erased. to be erased. Press the <L> button. The <X> icon will be displayed on the upper left. To erase other images. To also erase protected images. 2 Select [Select and eraseimages]. To return to the single-image display.42). 3 Erasing All Images in the Card You can also erase all the images in the card. 4 Erase the images. To display the three-image display. 172 . then press <0>.L Erasing Images images]. The selected images will be erased. Select [Select and erase then press <0>. The images will be displayed. When the [3 Erase images] menu is set to [All images on card]. 3 Select the images to be erased and Select the images press the <V> key. format the card (p. Select [OK]. repeat step 3. press the <u> button.

and frame rate <8/7/6/5/4> will be displayed.File number Histogram (Brightness/RGB) Picture Style and settings ISO speed Highlight tone priority Color space Shooting date and time Image verification data appended * With 1+73 images. The most detailed shooting information is shown below. set the exposure compensation to a negative amount and shoot again.B Shooting Information Display When you press the <B> button during single-image playback. recording format <D>. 173 . The shutter speed and aperture will not be displayed. you can switch the shooting information display. the 73 file size is displayed. About the Highlight Alert When the shooting information is displayed. the movie icon <k/ >. * For movie files. <G> will be displayed. To obtain more image detail in the overexposed areas. any overexposed areas of the image will blink. * For still photos taken during movie shooting display. recording size <A/B/C>. Exposure compensation amount Flash exposure compensation amount Aperture Shutter speed/ Recording time Metering mode Shooting mode/ Movie Image-recording quality/ Movie-recording size Playback number/ Total images recorded White balance White balance correction File size Protect Folder number .

The gradation in-between will be reproduced. The more pixels Normal brightness there are toward the left. If there are too many pixels on the left. The horizontal axis indicates the brightness level Dark image (darker on the left and brighter on the right). the respective color information will be lacking. and blue). the highlight detail will be lost. Bright image And if there are too many pixels on the right. you can see the color’s saturation and gradation condition and white balance inclination. The more pixels there are toward the left. The horizontal axis indicates the color’s brightness level (darker on the left and brighter on the right). while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each brightness level. Sample Histograms [Brightness] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of the image’s brightness level. If there are too many pixels on the left. the darker the image. The display can be switched with the [4 Histogram] menu.B Shooting Information Display About the Histogram The brightness histogram display shows the exposure level distribution and overall brightness. 174 . And the more pixels there are toward the right. By checking the image and its brightness histogram. the brighter the image. you can see the exposure level inclination and the overall gradation. the shadow detail will be lost. the color will be too saturated with no detail. And the more pixels there are toward the right. The RGB histogram display is for checking the color saturation and gradation. And if there are too many pixels on the right. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each color brightness level. green. [RGB] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of each primary color’s brightness level in the image (RGB or red. the brighter and denser the color. the darker and less prominent the color. By checking the image’s RGB histogram.

You can print multiple images in one batch or give the print order to a photofinisher. Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) (p. 9 175 . The camera is compatible with “wPictBridge” which is the standard for direct printing. etc.185) DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) enables you to print images recorded in the card according to your printing instructions such as the image selection.Printing Images Printing (p.176) You can connect the camera directly to a printer and print out the images in the card. quantity to print.

Use the interface cable provided with the camera. the cable plug’s <D> icon must face the front side of the camera. 5 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. When connecting the cable plug to the camera’s <q/C> terminal. 176 .Preparing to Print The direct printing procedure is done entirely with the camera while you look at the LCD monitor. see the printer’s instruction manual. Connecting the Camera to a Printer 1 Set the camera’s power switch to <2>. 4 Turn on the printer. 3 Connecting the camera to a printer. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. To connect to the printer. up the printer. 2 SetFor details. Some printers may make a beeping sound.

Press the < The image will appear. Press the <x> button to playback the image. The error message will be displayed on the LCD monitor (p. 3. it indicates a problem with the printer. do the following: 1. To find out what’s wrong. Hold the plug (not the cord) to pull out the cable. Press <0>. 6 Playback thex> button. first turn off the camera and printer. For direct printing. If there is a long beeping sound in step 5. The camera cannot be used with printers compatible only with CP Direct or Bubble Jet Direct. 177 . make sure it is fully charged. using AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) to power the camera is recommended. Do not use any interface cable other than the one provided. and the <w> icon will appear on the upper left to indicate that the camera is connected to a printer. On the print setting screen. 2. With a fully-charged battery.184). Before disconnecting the cable. Movies cannot be printed. 4 hours is possible. printing up to approx. If you use a battery pack to power the camera. select [Print].Preparing to Print wPictBridge image.

The Print setting screen Sets the printing effects (p. Some settings might not be available. Check that the <w> icon is displayed on the upper left of the LCD monitor. see the printer’s instruction manual. Printer-connected icon 1 Select the image to be printed.setting screen will appear. Sets the quantity to be printed. and layout you have set are displayed. The paper settings screen will appear. and layout. type. 0 2 Press <print>. For details. 178 . Press the <U> key to select the image to be printed. Starts the printing. <0>.183). The paper size. 3 Select [Paper settings]. Sets the date or file number imprinting to on or off. certain settings such as the date and file number imprinting and trimming might not be available. Sets the paper size.wPrinting The screen display and setting options will differ depending on the printer. * Depending on the printer.180). type.then press Select [Paper settings]. Returns to the screen in step 1. Sets the trimming (cropping) (p.

aperture. ISO speed. Bordered Borderless Borderedc xx-up 20-upc 35-upp Default The print will have white borders along the edges. The page layout will vary depending on the printer model or its settings. then press <0>. If your printer cannot print borderless prints. 16. then press <0>. etc. 179 . will be imprinted. read the printer’s instruction manual to check what paper types can be used. 8. 20 or 35 thumbnails of the images ordered through DPOF (p.wPrinting QSetting the Paper Size Select the size of the paper loaded in the printer. 9.185) will be printed. white balance. Option to print 2. YSetting the Paper Type Select the type of the paper loaded in the printer. shutter speed. or 20 images on one sheet. * From the Exif data. the camera name. The print setting screen will reappear. USetting the Page Layout Select the page layout. The shooting information* will be imprinted on the border on 9x13cm and larger prints. exposure compensation amount. 4. then press <0>.. lens name. The print will have no borders. • [20-upc] will have the shooting information* imprinted. the print will have borders. The paper type screen will appear. On A4 or Letter size paper. When using a Canon printer and Canon paper. The page layout screen will appear. shooting mode.

No automatic correction will be applied.” The printing will differ depending on the printer. it is reflected in the image displayed on the upper left. Prints in black-and-white with true blacks. bluish blacks. However. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. yellowish blacks. then press <0>. Prints the image in the actual colors and contrast. go to step 5.wPrinting the 4 SetSet asprinting effects. If you any printing effects. The image noise is reduced before printing. The image’s Exif data is used to make automatic corrections. Select the option on the upper right (circled in the screenshot). For details. No zNatural automatic color adjustments are applied. Prints in black-and-white with cool. 180 . * When you change the printing effects. This also applies to [Brightness] and [Adjust levels] on page 182. If the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. you can also adjust the printing effect (p. zNatural M EDefault The printing characteristics are the same as the “Natural” setting. Select the desired printing effect. 0 Warm tone Prints in black-and-white with warm. The image will be printed with higher saturation to produce more vivid blues and greens. Printing Effect EOn EOff EVIVID ENR 0 B/W 0 Cool tone Description The image will be printed according to the printer’s standard colors. Note that the printed image might look slightly different from the displayed image which is only an approximation.need not set necessary. then press <0>. this setting enables finer printing adjustments than with “Natural.182). see the printer’s instruction manual.

necessary. Set as desired. 181 . Depending on the image’s file size and image-recording quality. then press <0>. the number of copies will always be 1. 7 Start printing. To stop the printing. it may take some time for the printing to start after you select [Print]. See the printer’s instruction manual to find out what the [Default] settings are.183) will not be applied. Set as necessary. Set the number of copies. The [Default] setting for printing effects and other options are the printer’s own default settings as set by the printer’s manufacturer.) Also. any trimming (p. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. Select [Print]. then press <0>. Select <R>. all the settings will revert to the default. press <0> while [Stop] is displayed. you can print another image using the same settings. then press <0>. it may take longer to print the image. Select <I>. (You cannot set the number of copies. then press <0>. Just select the image and press the <l> button. the 6 SetSet asnumber of copies. If image tilt correction (p.144). then press <0>. With Easy printing.183) has been applied.wPrinting 5 Set the date and file number imprinting. then select [OK]. With Easy printing.

press the <B> button.]. and G is green.wPrinting e Adjustment of Printing Effects In step 4 on page 180. Red-eye corr. [Saturation]. The color in the respective direction will be corrected.255). If you select [Clear all]. you can change the histogram’s distribution and adjust the image’s brightness and contrast. B is for blue. When you select [Detail set. The [kBrightener] and [Red-eye corr. the face will be brightened for printing. kBrightener Effective in backlit conditions which can make the subject’s face look dark. A is amber. select the printing effect. 182 .] effects will not show on the screen. the red eye will be corrected for printing. Adjust levels When you select [Manual]. M is magenta. With the Adjust levels screen displayed. Brightness The image brightness can be adjusted. use the <S> keys. When [On] is set. What can be adjusted or what is displayed will depend on the selection made in step 4. [Color tone]. and [Color balance]. all the printing effect settings will be reverted to the default. To adjust the [Color balance]. When [On] is set. When the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>.127) or highlight level (128 . you can adjust the [Contrast]. press the <B> button to change the position of the <h>. Press the <U> key to freely adjust the shadow level (0 . You can then adjust the printing effect. Effective in flash images where the subject has red eye.

the size of the trimming frame will change. If you set the trimming and then set the print settings. Rotating the frame Each time you press the <B> button. Do the trimming right before printing. 1 On the print setting screen. Move the trimming frame until it covers the desired image area. select [Trimming]. Changing the trimming frame size When you press the <u> or <I> button. Image tilt correction By turning the <6> dial. The image area within the trimming frame will be printed. the larger the image magnification will be for printing. You can check the trimmed image area on the upper left of the print setting screen. The smaller the trimming frame.wPrinting Trimming the Image Tilt correction You can crop the image and print only the trimmed portion as if the image was recomposed. This enables you to create a vertical-oriented print from a horizontal image. The trimming frame’s aspect ratio can be changed with [Paper settings]. position. The print setting screen will reappear. 2 Set the trimming frame size. 3 Press <0> to exit the trimming. you can adjust the image tilt angle up to ±10 degrees in 0. you may have to set the trimming again. and aspect ratio. Moving the trimming frame Press the <S> key to move the frame over the image vertically or horizontally.5-degree increments. the trimming frame will toggle between the vertical and horizontal orientations. the <O> icon on the screen will turn blue. 183 . When you adjust the image tilt.

Ink Error Check the printer’s ink level. For details on how to fix a printing problem.) and select [Continue] to resume printing but it does not resume. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. an error message will appear on the camera’s LCD monitor. look at the camera’s LCD monitor. Error Messages If a problem occurs during printing. etc. After fixing the problem. operate the buttons on the printer to resume printing. the grainier the picture will look on the print. File Error The selected image cannot be printed via PictBridge. Paper Error Check whether the paper is properly loaded in the printer. the trimming frame might not be displayed accurately. and check the waste ink tank. For details on resuming the printing. While trimming the image. Handling Printer Errors If you resolve a printer error (no ink. no paper. resume printing. If you look at the image on a TV screen. Hardware Error Check for any printer problems other than paper and ink problems. Images taken with a different camera or images edited with a computer might not be printable. The smaller you make the trimming frame.wPrinting Depending on the printer. see the printer’s instruction manual. the trimmed image area might not be printed as you specified. Press <0> to stop printing. 184 .

Under the [3] tab.]. then press <0>. the option as desired. 2 Select [Set up].) Setting the Printing Options 1 Select [Print order]. [Print type] [Date] [File No. then press <0>. (They cannot be set individually for each image. Select [Set up]. Select the desired setting. Select the option to be set. 3 SetSet the [Print type]. and [File No. The print settings will be applied to all print-ordered images.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) You can set the print type. and file No. then press <0>. [Date].] 185 . then press <0>. date imprinting. imprinting. select [Print order].

you must use the card whose print order specifications have been set.] cannot be set to [On] at the same time. It will not work if you just extract images from the card and try to print them. The print order screen will reappear. Even if [Date] and [File No. When printing with DPOF. 4 Exit the setting. The print order may not work or may be overwritten. Index Both Multiple thumbnail images are printed on one sheet. on the print. Date File number On Off On Off [On] imprints the recorded date on the print. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. If this happens with your printer. Next. Do not insert into the camera a card whose print order was set by a different camera and then try to specify a print order. [On] imprints the file No. Also. depending on the image type.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print type K L K L Standard Prints one image on one sheet. Press the <7> button. the print order may not be possible. RAW images and movies cannot be print ordered. might not be imprinted depending on the print type setting and printer model. With [Index] prints.Image] or [All image] to order the images to be printed. Or check with your photofinisher about compatibility when ordering prints. the date or file No. Certain DPOF-compatible printers and photofinishers might not be able to print the images as you specified.] are set to [On]. both the [Date] and [File No. 186 . Prints both the standard and index prints. select [Sel.

After completing the print order. If you specify more than this. RAW images and movies will not be included in the print order. press the <u> button. press the <I> button. When using a PictBridge printer. 187 . Even if you select “All image”.Image Select and order images one by one. To return to the single-image display. To display the three-image display. print no more than 400 images for one print order. press the <M> button to save the print order to the card.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print Ordering Sel. one copy of all the images in the card will be set for printing. all the images might not be printed. [Index] Press the <V> key to checkmark the box <X> and the image will be included in the index print. the print order will be cleared for all the images in the card. [Standard] [Both] Press the <V> key to set the number of copies to be printed for the displayed image. Quantity Total images selected Check mark Index icon All image If you select [Mark all on card]. If you select [Clear all on card].

• When you paused the printing. 3 Select [Print]. Follow the “Connecting the Camera to a Printer” procedure up to step 5. Before printing. be sure to set the paper size. see page 184. See page 176. If a problem occurs during printing.180) if necessary. Certain printers cannot imprint the file No. [Print] will be displayed only if the camera is connected to the printer and printing is possible. the card’s remaining capacity was low. select [Resume]. 2 Under the [3] tab. you changed the print order or deleted print-ordered images. 1 Prepare to print. Depending on the printer. certain printers might imprint the date on the border. 5 Select [OK]. you changed the paper setting before resuming the printing. [Manual] cannot be selected. 188 . select [Print order]. the date might look light if it is imprinted on a bright background or on the border. Note that printing will not resume if you stop the printing and any of the following occurs: • Before resuming the printing. (p.W Direct Printing with DPOF With a PictBridge printer. Under [Adjust levels]. • When you set the index. you can easily print images with DPOF.178) Set the printing effects (p. If [Bordered] is set. If you stopped the printing and want to resume printing the remaining images. 4 Set the [Paper settings].

You can do it with Custom Functions.Customizing the Camera You can customize various camera features to suit your picture-taking preferences. Zo ne 10 Cre at iv e 189 . Custom Functions can be set and used only in Creative Zone modes.

Repeat steps 2 and 3 if you want to set other Custom Functions. then press <0>. then press <0>.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN 1 Select [Custom Functions (C. Function 2 Select the Customkey to select No. Custom Function No.Fn)] to clear all the Custom Function settings (p. select [Custom Functions (C. setting. Clearing All Custom Functions On the [7 Clear settings] menu.Fn)].Fn)]. select [Clear all Custom Func. Press the <U> the Custom Function No. Under the [7] tab. Press to select the setting (number). (C. the current Custom Function settings are indicated below the respective function numbers. At the bottom of the screen. Press The screen for step 1 will reappear. 190 . 4 Exit the the <M> button. then press <0>.144).. the setting 3 Change the <V> keyas desired.

speed in Av mode p.Fn I: Exposure 1 2 3 Exposure level increments ISO expansion Flash sync.192 A LV shooting k k k * The C.195 p.195 k C.Fn I -1 setting will also be applied to movie shooting. C.) 191 .Fn II: Image 4 5 6 Long exposure noise reduction High ISO speed noise reduction Highlight tone priority p.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive 7 8 AF-assist beam firing Mirror lockup p.197 k k k The shaded Custom Functions do not work during Live View (LV) shooting.196 p.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN Custom Functions C.Fn IV: Operation/Others 9 10 11 12 Shutter/AE lock button Assign SET button LCD display when power ON Add image verification data p.194 k k k C.193 p. (Settings are disabled.194 p.

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Custom Functions are organized into four groups based on the function type: C.Fn I: Exposure, C.Fn II: Image, C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive, C.Fn IV: Operation/Others.

C.Fn I: Exposure
C.Fn-1 Exposure level increments

0: 1/3-stop 1: 1/2-stop Sets 1/2-stop increments for the shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, AEB, flash exposure compensation, etc. Effective when you prefer to control the exposure in less fine increments than 1/3-stop increments.
The exposure level will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor as shown below.

C.Fn-2

ISO expansion

0: Off 1: On For the ISO speed, “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) will be selectable.

C.Fn-3

Flash sync. speed in Av (Aperture-priority AE) mode

0: Auto The flash sync speed is set automatically within a range of 1/200 sec. to 30 sec. to suit the scene’s brightness. 1: 1/200-1/60 sec. auto When flash is used with aperture-priority AE (f), this prevents a slow flash-sync speed from being set automatically in low-light conditions. It is effective for preventing subject blur and camera shake. However, while the subject will be properly exposed with the flash, the background will come out dark. 2: 1/200 sec. (fixed) The flash-sync speed is fixed to 1/200 sec. This more effectively prevents subject blur and camera shake than with setting 1. However, the background may come out darker than with setting 1.

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When 1 or 2 is set, high-speed sync cannot be used with an external Speedlite.

C.Fn II: Image
C.Fn-4 Long exposure noise reduction

0: Off 1: Auto For 1 sec. or longer exposures, noise reduction is performed automatically if noise typical of long exposures is detected. This [Auto] setting is effective in most cases. 2: On Noise reduction is performed for all exposures of 1 sec. or longer. The [On] setting may be effective for noise that cannot be detected or reduced with the [Auto] setting.
With setting 1 and 2, after the picture is taken, the noise reduction process may take the same amount of time as the exposure. You cannot take another picture until the noise reduction process is completed. At ISO 1600 and higher, noise might be more pronounced with setting 2 than with setting 0 or 1. With setting 2, if a long exposure is shot during Live View display, “BUSY” will be displayed during the noise reduction process. The Live View display will not appear until the noise reduction is completed. (You cannot take another picture.)

C.Fn-5

High ISO speed noise reduction

Reduces the noise generated in the image. Although noise reduction is applied at all ISO speeds, it is particularly effective at high ISO speeds. At low ISO speeds, the noise in the shadow areas is further reduced. Change the setting to suit the noise level. 0: Standard 1: Low 2: Strong 3: Disable
With setting 2, the maximum burst for continuous shooting will greatly decrease.

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C.Fn-6

Highlight tone priority

0: Disable 1: Enable Improves the highlight detail. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother.
With setting 1, the [Disable] setting automatically takes effect for the Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) and it cannot be changed. With setting 1, noise may become slightly more pronounced than usual. With setting 1, the settable ISO speed range will be 200 - 6400. Also, the <A> icon will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder when highlight tone priority is enabled.

C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive
C.Fn-7 AF-assist beam firing

The AF-assist beam can be emitted by the camera’s built-in flash or by an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite. 0: Enable 1: Disable The AF-assist beam is not emitted. 2: Enable external flash only If an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached, it will emit the AFassist beam when necessary. The camera’s built-in flash will not fire the AF-assist beam. 3: IR AF assist beam only Among EOS-dedicated Speedlites, only those which have an infrared AF-assist beam will be able to emit the beam. This prevents any Speedlite which uses a series of small flashes (like the built-in flash) from firing the AF-assist beam.
If the external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite’s [AF-assist beam firing] Custom Function is set to [Disabled], the Speedlite will not emit the AF-assist beam even if the camera’s C.Fn-7-0/2/3 is set.

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C.Fn-8

Mirror lockup

0: Disable 1: Enable Prevents camera vibrations caused by the reflex mirror action which can disturb shooting with super telephoto lenses or close-up (macro) shooting. See page 106 for the mirror lockup procedure.

C.Fn IV: Operation/Others
C.Fn-9 Shutter/AE lock button

0: AF/AE lock 1: AE lock/AF Convenient when you want to focus and meter separately. Press the <A> button to autofocus, and press the shutter button halfway to apply AE lock. 2: AF/AF lock, no AE lock In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to stop the AF operation momentarily. This prevents the AF from being thrown off by any obstacle passing between the camera and subject. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. 3: AE/AF, no AE lock This is useful for subjects which keep moving and stopping repeatedly. In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to start or stop the AI Servo AF operation. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. Thus, the optimum focusing and exposure will always be achieved as you wait for the decisive moment.
When 1 or 3 is set, pressing the Remote Switch (p.205) halfway will not work.

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C.Fn-10

Assign SET button

You can assign a frequently-used function to <0>. Press <0> when the camera is shooting-ready. 0: Normal (disabled) 1: Image quality Press <0> to display the image-recording quality setting screen on the LCD monitor. Press the <S> key to select the image-recording quality, then press <0>. 2: Flash exposure compensation When you press <0>, the flash exposure compensation setting screen will appear. 3: LCD monitor On/Off Assigns the same function as the <B> button. 4: Menu display Assigns the same function as the <M> button. 5: ISO speed Assigns the same function as the <Z> button.

C.Fn-11

LCD display when power ON

0: Display on When the power switch is turned on, the shooting settings will be displayed (p.44). 1: Previous display status If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was off, the shooting settings will not be displayed when you turn on the camera again. This helps to save battery power. The menu screens and image playback will still be displayed when used. If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was on, the shooting settings will be displayed when you turn on the camera again.

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When the shooting information of an image appended with the verification data is displayed (p. the <L> icon will appear. 197 . the Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 (sold separately) is required.3 Custom Function SettingsN C. The images are not compatible with the image encryption/decryption features of Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3. To verify whether the image is original.173).Fn-12 Add image verification data 0: Disable 1: Enable Data for verifying whether the image is original or not is appended to the image automatically.

3 Registering My MenuN Under the My Menu tab. Delete item/items and Delete all items You can delete any of the registered items. With [z] displayed. You can register up to six items in My Menu. the [9] tab will be displayed first when you display the menu screen. On the confirmation dialog. 198 . Under the [9] tab. Then press <0>. [Delete item/items] deletes one item at a time. then press <0>. Select [Sort] and select the item whose order you want to change. and [Delete all items] deletes all items. About My Menu settings Sort You can change the order of the registered items in My Menu. you can register up to six menu options and Custom Functions whose settings you change frequently. Menu]. select [OK] and press <0> to register the item. select [My Menu settings]. Display from My Menu When [Enable] is set. then Select press <0>. 1 Select [My Menu settings]. then press <0>. then Select [Register to My press <0>. 2 Select [Register to My Menu]. To return to the screen in step 2. press the <M> button. the desired items. press the <V> key to change the order. 3 Registerthe item to be registered.

Enter up to 63 alphanumeric characters and symbols. 1 Select [Copyright information].“Text Entry Procedure” on Refer to the next page and enter the copyright information. 3 Enter text. then press <0>. then press <0>.] to check the copyright information currently set.3 Setting Copyright InformationN When you set the copyright information. setting. select [Copyright information]. option. it will be appended to the image as Exif information. press the After <M> button to exit. The text entry screen will appear. Select [Display copyright info. Select [Delete copyright information] to delete the copyright information currently set. Under the [7] tab. 4 Exit theentering the text. 2 Select the desiredkey to select either Press the <V> [Enter author’s name] or [Enter copyright details]. 199 .

press the <M> button to return to the screen in step 2. You can also enter the copyright information with EOS Utility (provided software). press the <S> key to select a character.3 Setting Copyright InformationN Text Entry Procedure Changing the entry area Press the <Q> button to toggle between the top and bottom entry areas. Exiting After completing the text entry. press the <B> button to return to the screen in step 2. then press <0> to enter it. Entering text In the bottom area. Deleting a character Press the <L> button to delete a character. 200 . Moving the cursor Press the <U> key to move the cursor. Canceling the text entry To cancel the text entry.

system accessories. 11 201 . etc. The back of this chapter also has an index to make it easier to look up needed information.Reference This chapter provides reference information for camera features.

48). solid-color walls.) Subjects in very low light Extremely backlit or reflective subjects (Example: Car with a highly reflective body.) Repetitive patterns (Example: Skyscraper windows. (2) Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and focus manually. etc. 202 . For situations where AF can fail to achieve focus with Live mode/u Live mode AF. computer keyboards.When Autofocus Fails Autofocus can fail to achieve focus (the focus confirmation light <o> blinks) with certain subjects such as the following: Subjects difficult to focus Very low-contrast subjects (Example: Blue sky.) In such cases. etc.) Near and far subjects covered by an AF point (Example: Animal in a cage. etc.6 or smaller (larger f/number). see the Extender’s instruction manual. do one of the following: (1) With One-Shot AF. etc. If an Extender (sold separately) is attached and the maximum aperture of the lens is f/5. AF will not be possible (except Live mode/u Live mode AF). see page 117. focus an object at the same distance as the subject and lock the focus before recomposing (p. For details.

Do not connect or disconnect the power cord while the camera’s power switch is set to <1>. the DC cord. unplug the power plug from the power outlet. After using the camera. the DC Open the cover and insert Coupler until it locks in place. 3 Insert the DC Coupler. Connect the power cord as shown in the illustration. 203 . 2 Connect the DC Coupler.the DC Connect the cord’s plug to Coupler. you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery level.Using a Household Power Outlet With the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately). Close the cover. 1 Connect the power cord. 4 Push in the DC cord hole cover and Open install the cord as shown.

When focus is achieved. Point the remote controller toward the camera’s remote control sensor and press the transmit button. Remote control sensor Set the self-timer to <Q> (p. try to keep the camera away from fluorescent light sources.Remote Control Shooting Remote Controller RC-6 (Sold separately) This remote controller enables you to take pictures wirelessly up to about 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. During wireless remote control. The remote controller RC-1/RC-5 (sold separately) can also be used. 204 . The camera will autofocus.71). Camera misoperation may occur near certain types of fluorescent lights. You can either shoot immediately or use a 2-sec. the self-timer lamp will light and the picture will be taken. delay.

To prevent this.23) attached to the camera strap. It connects to the camera’s remote control terminal. Push the bottom of the eyecup upward. eyepiece cover. attaching the eyepiece cover is unnecessary. 1 Remove the eyecup. 205 . 2 Attach the eyepiece cover down into Slide the the eyepiece groove to attach it.Remote Control Shooting Remote Switch RS-60E3 (Sold separately) This remote switch has a 60 cm/2. light entering the eyepiece can throw off the exposure. During Live View shooting and movie shooting. Using the Eyepiece Cover If you take a picture without looking at the viewfinder. use the eyepiece cover (p.0 feet cord and enables you to press the shutter button halfway or completely.

For detailed instructions. 206 . the flash exposure compensation icon displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor will change from y to . This camera is a Type-A camera that can use all the features of EX-series Speedlites.External Speedlites EOS-dedicated.) If flash exposure compensation is set with the external Speedlite.] to be set. When an EX-series Speedlite (sold separately) is attached to the camera.] can be set for [External flash func. the flash will fire at full output only. EX-series Speedlites Basically operates like a built-in flash for easy operation. If the flash metering mode is set to TTL autoflash with the Speedlite’s Custom Function. it is like a high-output flash attached externally in place of the built-in flash. almost all the autoflash control is done by the camera. (Certain EX-series Speedlites also enable [Shutter sync. see the EX-series Speedlite’s instruction manual. setting]. Shoe-mount Speedlites Macro Lites With an EX-series Speedlite not compatible with flash function settings (p. In other words.147). comp] and [E-TTL II meter. only [Flash exp.

When using a Speedlite which has manual flash mode. Be sure to test the flash unit beforehand to make sure it synchronizes properly with the camera. Set the camera’s shooting mode to <a> (manual exposure) or <f> (aperture-priority AE) and adjust the aperture setting before shooting. It might not fire. Using Non-Canon Flash Units Sync Speed The camera can synchronize with compact. the camera may not operate properly and malfunction may result. or slower. Do not attach a high-voltage flash unit on the camera’s hot shoe. shoot in the manual flash mode.External Speedlites Canon Speedlites other than the EX-series With an EZ/E/EG/ML/TL-series Speedlite set in TTL or A-TTL autoflash mode. 207 . non-Canon flash units at 1/200 sec. If the camera is used with a flash unit or flash accessory dedicated to another camera brand. the flash can be fired at full output only. Cautions for Live View shooting A non-Canon flash will not fire during Live View shooting.

transmission.Using Eye-Fi Cards With a commercially-available Eye-Fi card already set up. set [Enable]. select settings]. then press <0>. Also note that an approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions. If it is unclear whether the card has been approved for use in the area. use of the card is not permitted. Without approval. This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including wireless transfer). then press <0>. Select [Connection info.] to Press <0>. To set up. please check with the card manufacturer. In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card. refer to the EyeFi card’s instruction manual or inquire the card’s manufacturer. [Eye-Fi Under the [5] tab. 208 . (p. automatic transmission will not occur even with the Eye-Fi card loaded (Transmission status icon I).]. you can automatically transfer captured images to a personal computer or upload them to an online service via a wireless LAN. 4 Display the connection information. The image transfer is a function of the Eye-Fi card. use the card and to troubleshoot any image transfer problems. 1 Insert an Eye-Fi card. then press <0>. 3 Enable the Eye-Fi[Eye-Fi trans. please check with the card manufacturer. This menu is displayed only when an Eye-Fi card has been loaded in the camera. If you set [Disable].31) 2 Select [Eye-Fi settings].

see the card’s instruction manual. Even if [Eye-Fi trans. During the image transfer.58). 209 . airports. is displayed in the detailed information display (p. The picture is transferred and the <H> icon switches from gray (Not connected) to the icons below. Turn the camera off and on again. and other places where wireless transmissions are prohibited. check the Eye-Fi card and personal computer settings. Cautions for Using Eye-Fi Cards If “J” is displayed. the Eye-Fi card may become hot. H ( ) Transferring : Image transmission to access point in progress. remove the Eye-Fi card from the camera. Transmission status icon H (Gray) Not connected : No connection with access point. 6 Take the picture. Because of the transmission function.] is set to [Disable]. H (Displayed) Connected : Connection to access point established. H (Blinking) Connecting : Connecting with access point. In hospitals. auto power off will not take effect. You can also check the Eye-Fi card’s MAC address and firmware version.Using Eye-Fi Cards 5 Check the [Access point SSID:]. If the image transfer does not work. the image transfer may take longer or might be interrupted. Depending on the wireless LAN’s connection conditions. an error occured whil eretrieving the card information. The battery power will be consumed faster. Check that an access point is displayed for [Access point SSID:]. For details. For transferred images. Press the <M> button three times to exit the menu. it may still transmit a signal.

Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes o: Set automatically k: User selectable Basic Zone Mode Dial JPEG RAW RAW + 73 ISO speed AF Auto Manual Standard Portrait Picture Style Landscape Neutral Faithful Monochrome User Defined Auto WB White balance Preset WB Custom WB WB correction WB bracketing o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o : Not selectable Movie shooting Creative Zone 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o k Auto Lighting Optimizer o Peripheral illumination correction Long exposure noise reduction 210 Quality Stills k k*1 k k k k k k k k k k k k o o k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o k k k k One-Shot AI Servo AI Focus Auto AF o point selection Manual AF-assist beam o o k k k .

[Remote control] can be set. *5: On the movie shooting mode menu.Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes Basic Zone Mode Dial Evaluative Metering mode Exposure Drive Built-in flash Color space Partial Spot Center-weighted average Creative Zone Movie shooting 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k*2 k 3 k* k k k k k k k k Program shift Exposure compensation k k k k k k k k k k*4 AEB AE lock Depth-of-field preview Single Continuous Self-timer/ Remote control k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k* 4 Stills k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o k k k k k k o k o k o k k k k k k k k k k k k*3 k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k* 5 Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous k Auto Manual Flash off o k o k k k k k k o o Red-eye reduction k FE lock Flash exposure compensation sRGB Adobe RGB Live View shooting *1: For manual exposure only. *3: Refers to “(3) Adjusting the picture brightness” function on page 56. *2: Refers to “(2) Blurring/sharpening the background” function on page 56. *4: For autoexposure only. 211 .

[y] Shooting 3. ±5 stops (AEB: ±2 stops) Disable / Low / Standard / Strong q/w/r/e Manual setting of white balance WB correction: White balance correction WB-BKT: White balance bracketing sRGB / Adobe RGB PStandard / QPortrait / RLandscape / SNeutral / UFaithful / VMonochrome / WUser Def. 3 89 103 86 99 101 102 96 75 91 94 The [2] Shooting 2. [7] Set-up 3. 2. / 4 sec. 1. 212 . Shaded menu options are not displayed in Basic Zone modes.Fn setting / Clear external flash C. / Hold Enable / Disable Disable / Enable Flash firing / Built-in flash function setting / External flash function setting / External flash C.Fn setting Page 72 138 138 138 104 65 147 2 Shooting 2 (Red) Exposure compensation/AEB Auto Lighting Optimizer Metering mode Custom White Balance WB Shift/BKT Color space Picture Style 1/3-stop increments.Menu Settings 1 Shooting 1 (Red) Quality Beep Release shutter without card Image review Peripheral illumination correction Red-eye reduction Flash control 73 / 83 / 74 / 84 / 76 / 86 / 1+73 / 1 Enable / Disable Enable / Disable Off / 2 sec. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. / 8 sec.

Menu Settings y Shooting 3 (Red) Dust Delete Data ISO Auto Obtains data to be used to erase dust spots Max. 400 / Max. / 8 min. / 2 min. / 4 min. 1600 / Max. / Off OnPD / OnD / Off Initialize and erase data in the card Continuous / Auto reset / Manual reset Enable / Disable Select the background color Eye-Fi transmission: Disable / Enable Connection information 139 142 42 140 146 146 208 * Displayed only when an Eye-Fi card is used. / 15 min. 213 . / 1 min. 6400 Page 151 63 3 Playback 1 (Blue) Protect images Rotate Erase images Print order Slide show Erase-protect images Rotate vertical images Erase images Specify images to be printed (DPOF) Select the images and set the Display time and Repeat settings for automatic playback 170 159 171 185 165 4 Playback 2 (Blue) Histogram Image jump w/6 Ctrl over HDMI Brightness / RGB 1 image / 10 images / 100 images / Date / Movies / Stills Disable / Enable 174 157 168 5 Set-up 1 (Yellow) Auto power off Auto rotate Format File numbering LCD auto off Screen color Eye-Fi settings* 30 sec. 800 / Max. 3200 / Max.

sec. Clear all camera settings / Clear all Custom Func. day) and time (hour.Fn) Customize camera functions as desired 190 199 144 – Display copyright information / Enter author’s Copyright information name / Enter copyright details / Delete copyright information Clear settings Firmware Ver. (C. month.Fn) For updating the firmware 9 My Menu (Green) My Menu settings Register frequently-used menu items and Custom Functions 198 214 ..) Select the interface language NTSC / PAL Auto cleaning: Enable / Disable Clean now Clean manually Live View shooting / Grid display / Metering timer / AF mode Page 139 29 30 169 150 153 108 7 Set-up 3 (Yellow) Custom Functions (C. min.Menu Settings 6 Set-up 2 (Yellow) LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Sensor cleaning Live View function settings Seven brightness levels provided Set the date (year.

Live View function settings 215 . / 1 min. no AE lock Disable / Enable Page 131 132 132 133 133 o Movie 2 (Red) Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority* Auto / Manual Off / Grid 1l / Grid 2m 4 sec. On / Off Disable / Enable 134 134 134 134 134 * Displayed only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]. [7] Set-up 3. the [Expo. WB Shift/BKT. The following menu items will not be displayed: • [1]: Red-eye reduction. About the menu screen in movie shooting mode The [n] Movie 1 and [o] Movie 2 screens (tabs) are displayed only in the movie shooting mode. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) will not be displayed. comp./AEB] option will become [Exposure comp. / 16 sec. Screen color • [6]: Sensor cleaning.]. Flash control • [2]: Metering mode. / 30 min. Color space • [5]: LCD auto off. / 10 min. The [y] Shooting 3.Menu Settings Movie Shooting Mode Menu n Movie 1 (Red) Movie recording size AF mode AF during k kShutter/AE lock button Remote control 1920x1080 (6 / 5 / 4) / 1280x720 (8 / 7) / 640x480 (8 / 7) / Crop 640x480 (8 / 7) Live mode / u Live mode / Quick mode Disable / Enable AF/AE lock / AE lock/AF / AF/AF lock. / 30 sec. no AE lock / AE/AF. Under the [2] tab.

System Map ST-E2 270EX 430EX II 580EX II Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15ll Bundled Accessories Rubber Frame Ef E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lenses Wide Strap EW-100DB lll Eyecup Ef Angle Finder C AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 Semi Hard Case EH19-L Battery Pack LP-E8 Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E DC Coupler DR-E8 Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 Battery Grip BG-E8 Battery Magazine BGM-E8L for two LP-E8 battery packs Battery Magazine BGM-E8A for size-AA/LR6 batteries 216 .

System Map Remote Controller RC-6 Remote Switch RS-60E3 EF lenses External microphone EF-S lenses HDMI Cable HTC-100 Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST TV/Video EOS DIGITAL EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk Software Instruction Manuals Disk Interface Cable PictBridge-compatible printer Interface Cable IFC-200U/500U Computer USB port Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP Mac OS X PC card slot Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 Card reader SD memory card/ SDHC memory card/ SDXC memory card PCMCIA adapter 217 .

44). If this happens. When the image recording is completed.31). the power will turn off automatically. Make sure the battery compartment cover is closed (p. 218 . the access lamp will still continue to light/blink for a few seconds. the protective circuit will stop the charging operation and the charge lamp will blink in orange. Attach the battery pack to the charger again and wait a while before connecting the charger to a power outlet again. disconnect the charger’s power plug from the power outlet and remove the battery pack. The battery charger’s lamp blinks. Recharge the battery (p. The camera does not operate even when the power switch is set to <1>.26).24). If this Troubleshooting Guide does not resolve the problem. The battery is not properly installed in the camera (p. first refer to this Troubleshooting Guide. contact your dealer or nearest Canon Service Center.Troubleshooting Guide If a problem occurs. The access lamp still blinks even when the power switch is set to <2>. If the power is cut off while an image is being recorded to the card. Make sure the card slot cover is closed (p. If there is a problem with the battery charger. Power-Related Problems The battery cannot be recharged with the battery charger provided. Do not recharge any battery pack other than a genuine Canon Battery Pack LP-E8. Press the <B> button (p.26).

If you try to focus in One-Shot AF mode while the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder blinks. 219 .33). a picture cannot be taken.31).107. Use a fully-charged battery pack (p. 123). If the card is full. Even if [5 Auto power off] has been set to [Off]. To prevent camera shake. 69). Shooting-Related Problems No images can be shot nor recorded. or focus manually (p. set [5 Auto power off] to [Off]. Purchase a new one.24). The card is not properly inserted (p. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF> (p. Slide the card’s write-protect switch to the Write/Erase setting (p. If you do not want auto power off to take effect. Press the shutter button halfway again to focus. press the shutter button gently (p. 171).36. The rechargeable battery pack performance will degrade over repeated use. set the IS switch to <1>. the LCD monitor will still turn off after the camera is idle for 30 min. replace the card or delete unnecessary images to make room (p. Press the <B> button to turn on the LCD monitor.37. the number of possible shots will decrease.31). The camera turns off by itself. The image is out of focus.Troubleshooting Guide The battery becomes exhausted quickly. Auto power off is in effect. If you use Live View shooting or shoot movies for a prolonged period (p.31. 37). If the lens has an Image Stabilizer.

When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable]. Set the [7 Custom Functions (C. or [Disable]. the file size will be larger and the actual maximum burst might be lower than the number mentioned on page 72. The maximum burst during continuous shooting is lower. If a card error message is displayed.192). the maximum burst during continuous shooting will greatly decrease (p. The Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set. If it is set to [Strong].194). If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be set. If you shoot at night when the background is dark. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C.Fn)] menu.134). ISO 100 cannot be set. When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable].Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] to [Standard]. the shutter speed becomes slow. set the [7 Custom Functions (C. etc. [Low]. This also applies to movie shooting (p.Fn)] menu. ISO 100 cannot be set. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable].134). then the Auto Lighting Optimizer can be set (p. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable]. speed in Av mode] to 1 or 2 (p.Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync. ISO 100 can be set (p.193). see page 42 or 224.). the shutter speed becomes slow automatically (slow-sync shooting) so that both the subject and background are properly exposed. If you shoot something that has fine detail (field of grass. 220 .Troubleshooting Guide The card cannot be used. the Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set. When I use the <f> mode with flash. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. This also applies to movie shooting (p.194).

. The movie shooting terminates by itself. The shutter makes two shooting sounds during Live View shooting. the shutter will make two sounds each time you shoot (p.109). etc. To find out the card’s read/write speed. camera operation noise can be heard. the respective operation noise will also be recorded. If you shoot continuously with the built-in flash at short intervals. see the card manufacturer’s Web site. This is normal. the flash might stop operating to protect the flash unit. When a movie is played. The camera makes a noise when it is shaken. If you use flash. 59 sec. movie shooting may stop automatically. Using an external microphone (commercially available) is recommended (p. If you operate the camera’s dials or lens during movie shooting. The built-in flash’s pop-up mechanism moves slightly. movie shooting will stop automatically. Use an SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or faster card. If the movie file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie recording time reaches 29 min.Troubleshooting Guide The built-in flash does not fire. 221 . If the card’s writing speed is slow.135).

The file numbering does not start from 0001.Troubleshooting Guide Display & Operation Problems The LCD monitor does not display a clear image. In Basic Zone modes and in movie shooting mode. the file numbering might start from the last image in the card (p.96). It will return to normal at room temperature. it cannot be erased (p. the first character will be an underscore (p. Set the color space to sRGB. certain tabs and menu options are not displayed. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or might look black. 222 .40). use a soft cloth to clean it. If the image has been protected. The menu screen shows few tabs and options. If you use a card which already has images recorded. The image cannot be erased. If Adobe RGB is set. Set the shooting mode to a Creative Zone mode (p. In low or high temperatures.170). The file name’s first character is an underscore (“_MG_”).140). If the LCD monitor is dirty.

214). 223 . or disable Eye-Fi card transmission when the tab is in the locked position.Troubleshooting Guide The shooting date and time displayed is incorrect. Depending on the card reader and computer OS used. If the Eye-Fi card has a write-protect tab. [Eye-Fi Settings] will only appear when the Eye-Fi card is inserted in the camera. This instruction manual lists all the printing effects available (p. Make sure the AV cable or HDMI cable’s plug is inserted all the way in (p. The correct date and time has not been set (p. connect your camera and computer with the provided interface cable. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. SDXC cards might not be correctly detected. The [Eye-Fi Settings] menu item does not appear. In such a case.180). and transfer the images to your computer using EOS Utility (provided software).169). 169). The card reader does not detect the card. Printing-Related Problems There are fewer printing effects than listed in the instruction manual.167.29). you will not be able to check the card’s connection status. Use the AV cable that came with the camera (p. No image appears on the TV screen. Set the video OUT system (NTSC/PAL) to the same video system as the TV set (p.

or format the card (p. 04 Replace the card.Error Codes Error No. Error Message & Solution Communications between the camera and lens is faulty.31. replace the card. 01 02 05 224 . or use a Canon lens (p. 171.31. Operate the power switch (p. Follow the onscreen instructions.13. remove and install the battery pack 70. and contact your nearest Canon Service Center. Remove and insert the card again. 80 again. Countermeasures No. or format the card (p. an error message will appear. 60.27). Turn the camera off and 30. The built-in flash could not be raised. Clean the lens contacts. Reinsert/change card or format card with camera. Turn the camera off and on again. Clean the electrical contacts on the camera and lens and use a Canon lens (p. 42). on again or re-install the battery. 16). 50. write down the error No. Replace card. 20. 10. 06 Sensor cleaning is not possible. Turn the camera off and on again. erase unnecessary images. 40.27). Shooting is not possible due to an error. Operate the power switch (p. Card cannot be accessed. 26) * If the error still persists.27. Cannot save images because card is full. Operate the power switch. If there is a problem with the camera. 42).

Manual.00 megapixels 3:2 Auto. Flash). Dust Delete Data appending Design rule for Camera File System 2. 1 .50 megapixels (2592 x 1728) RAW : Approx. White fluorescent light.0 JPEG. Monochrome.Specifications • Type Type: Recording media: Image sensor size: Compatible lenses: Digital.6 times the lens focal length) Canon EF mount CMOS sensor Approx.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Standard. Portrait. Landscape. Tungsten light. 4. 17. Cloudy. single-lens reflex.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Medium : Approx.00 megapixels (3456 x 2304) Small : Approx.3 x 14. Custom White balance correction and white balance bracketing features provided * Color temperature information transmission enabled Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots Auto Lighting Optimizer Provided Provided Lens mount: • Image Sensor Type: Effective pixels: Aspect ratio: Dust delete feature: • Recording System Recording format: Image type: Recorded pixels: • Image Processing Picture Style: White balance: Noise reduction: Automatic image brightness correction: Highlight tone priority: Lens peripheral illumination correction: 225 . 8. 1. SDHC memory card.3 Auto. Shade. RAW (14-bit Canon original) RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible Large : Approx. Neutral. 18. AF/AE camera with built-in flash SD memory card. Preset (Daylight.9 mm Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. 17. Faithful. SDXC memory card 22. User Def.

AI Servo AF. Precision Matte Mirror: Quick-return type Depth-of-field preview: Provided • Autofocus Type: AF points: Metering range: Focus modes: AF-assist beam: TTL secondary image-registration.4 USM lens.6400 (in whole-stop exposure index) increments). Landscape.3200 set automatically (Recommended Creative Zone modes: ISO 100 .6400 Auto. depth-of-field AE. phase detection 9 AF points EV -0.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. 95% Magnification: Approx. aperture-priority AE. or ISO speed expanded to ISO 12800 Exposure compensation: Manual and AEB (Settable in combination with manual exposure compensation) Settable amount: ±5 stops in 1/3. manual exposure ISO speed: Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 . Sports.+1.87x (-1 m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity) Eye point: Approx.18 (at 23°C/73°F. Flash Off. Manual focusing (MF) Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash • Exposure Control Metering modes: 63-zone TTL full-aperture metering • Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point) • Partial metering (approx.0 . 4% of viewfinder at center) • Center-weighted average metering Metering range: EV 1 . ISO 100 . 9% of viewfinder at center) • Spot metering (approx.Specifications • Viewfinder Type: Eye-level pentamirror Coverage: Vertical/Horizontal approx. Creative Auto. 19 mm (From eyepiece lens center at -1 m-1) Built-in dioptric adjustment: -3. ISO 100) One-Shot AF. 0.5 . Close-up. AI Focus AF. shutter-priority AE. Program). Night Portrait. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (Full Auto.0 m-1 (dpt) Focusing screen: Fixed. Portrait.or 1/2-stop increments AE lock: Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved Manual: By AE lock button 226 .

or 2-sec. Face detection Live mode (Contrast detection) Quick mode (Phase-difference detection) Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible) Evaluative metering with the image sensor EV 0 . 1/4000 sec.4 USM lens. delay and 10-sec.or 1/2-stop increments FE lock: Provided PC terminal: None Built-in flash: • Drive System Single shooting. approx. auto pop-up flash Guide No. (Full Auto mode). Drive mode: • Live View Shooting Focusing: Live mode. to 30 sec. 6 shots RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. focal-plane shutter 1/4000 sec.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode. to 1/60 sec.: 13/43 (ISO 100.) • Flash Retractable.. X-sync at 1/200 sec. 34 shots RAW: Approx. ISO 100) Two types Metering modes: Metering range: Grid display: 227 . External flash: EX-series Speedlite (Flash functions settable with the camera) Flash metering: E-TTL II autoflash Flash exposure compensation: ±2 stops in 1/3. Max.7 shots/sec.Specifications • Shutter Type: Shutter speeds: Electronically-controlled. in meters/feet) Flash coverage: 17mm lens angle of view Recycling time approx. 3 shots * Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) using a 4GB card. delay with continuous shooting Continuous shooting speed: Max. 3. 3 sec. burst: JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. self-timer with 10sec. continuous shooting.

00 fps. 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx. 330 MB/min. Crop 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx. 50p: 50.6400 With manual exposure: Manually settable within ISO 100 . ISO auto Sound recording: Built-in monaural microphone External stereo microphone terminal provided Grid display: Two types • LCD Monitor Type: Monitor size and dots: Coverage: Brightness adjustment: Interface language: TFT color liquid-crystal monitor 7.6400 (in whole-stop increments). 1.Specifications • Movie Shooting Movie compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.00 fps File size: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p) : Approx. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (exposure compensation possible) for movies and manual exposure ISO speed: With autoexposure shooting: Automatically set within ISO 100 . 60p: 59. 100% Manual (7 levels) 25 228 . 25p: 25. 165 MB/min. 165 MB/min.976 fps. Focusing: Same as focusing with Live View shooting Metering modes: Center-weighted average and evaluative metering with the image sensor * Automatically set by the focusing mode Metering range: EV 0 . 330 MB/min.94 fps.04 million dots Approx.7 cm (3 inches) with approx.4 USM lens. 1280x720 (60p/50p) : Approx.97 fps.264 Variable (average) bit rate Audio recording format: Linear PCM Recording format: MOV Recording size and frame rate: 1920x1080 (Full HD) : 30p/25p/24p 1280x720 (HD) : 60p/50p 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p Crop 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p * 30p: 29. 24p: 23.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1.

Specifications • Image Playback Image display formats: Single image. approx. size-AA/LR6 batteries can be used With viewfinder shooting: Approx. HDMI OUT) Built-in speaker • Direct Printing Compatible printers: Printable images: Print ordering: PictBridge-compatible printers JPEG and RAW images DPOF Version 1.1 compatible 12 Provided Entry and inclusion possible • Custom Functions Custom Functions: My Menu registration: Copyright information: • Interface Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal: Analog video (Compatible with NTSC/PAL)/stereo audio output For personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB equivalent) HDMI mini OUT terminal: Type C (Auto switching of resolution). CEC-compatible External microphone IN terminal: 3. video/audio OUT. Single image + Info (Basic info.5x . stereo mini-jack Remote control terminal: For Remote Switch RS-60E3 Wireless remote control: Remote Controller RC-6 • Power Source Battery: Battery Pack LP-E8 (Quantity 1) * AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 * With Battery Grip BG-E8 attached.5mm dia. 9-image index. 1. 180 shots at 23°C/73°F. histogram). 400 shots at 0°C/32°F With Live View shooting: Approx. approx. jump by 10 or 100 images. 440 shots at 23°C/73°F. 150 shots at 0°C/32°F Battery life: (Based on CIPA testing standards) 229 . by movie. 4-image index. image rotate possible Zoom magnification: Approx.10x Image browsing methods: Single image. by stills Highlight alert: Overexposed highlights blink Movie playback: Enabled (LCD monitor. detailed info. by shooting date.

4 in. Weight: Approx. • Battery Charger LC-E8E 230 .9 oz.1 x 3.2 V DC 1120 mAh During charging: 6°C .6 x 2.3 mm / 5.4 in. 530 g / 18.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C .240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8.2 in.Specifications • Dimensions and Weight Dimensions (W x H x D): 128. 475 g / 16.5 mm / 2. Approx.2 mm / 1.40°C / 43°F .9 oz.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.8 x 3.40°C / 43°F .8 oz. Approx.5 x 75.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less • Battery Pack LP-E8 Type: Rated voltage: Battery capacity: Working temperature range: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery 7. Weight: Approx.5 x 0.1 x 15.40°C / 32°F .104°F During shooting: 0°C .240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8. (body only) • Operation Environment Working temperature range: 0°C .104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.40°C / 32°F . 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 .0 in.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less Dimensions (W x H x D): 37.8 oz.7 oz. Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx. 52 g / 1.5 mm / 2.8 x 97. (CIPA testing standards) Approx. 82 g / 2.40°C / 43°F . 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 .7 x 1.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C .7 x 1. 82 g / 2.1 x 3.4 x 55.1 x 3. • Battery Charger LC-E8 Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.

15°40’ Lens construction: 11 elements in 9 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 .5-5. field of view) At 135mm focal length: 0.7 x 2.49 m / 1.Specifications • EF-S 18-55mm f/3. 200 g / 7.11°30’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ .36 Closest focusing distance: 0.36 Closest focusing distance*: At 18mm focal length: 0. Hood: EW-60C (sold separately) Case: LP814 (sold separately) • EF-S 18-135mm f/3. Product specifications and the exterior are subject to change without notice.9 x 19.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ .3 .82 ft. 231 .0 in.0 oz.25 m / 0.8 in.8 in.25 m / 0.23°20’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ .45 m / 1.48 ft.0 x 4. field of view) * Distance from image sensor plane Max. Weight: Approx.1 x 5.1 oz.) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 58 mm Lens cap: E-58 Max.2.5 x 70 mm / 2.67 x 45 mm / 8. (From image sensor plane) Max.61 ft.82 ft.21x (at 135mm) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 67 mm Lens cap: E-67U Max.34x (at 55 mm) Field of view: 207 x 134 .4 x 101 mm / 3. Hood: EW-73B (sold separately) Case: LP1116 (sold separately) All specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards. magnification: 0. magnification: 0. Weight: Approx. consult the respective lens maker.6°20’ Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 .6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ .6 x 1.9°30’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ .4 in.27°50’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ . diameter x length: 75. (at 0. (75 x 112 mm / 3.5-5. diameter x length: 68. (327 x 503 mm / 12. If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera.8 in. 455 g / 16.0 x 4.

in the United States and other countries. About MPEG-4 Licensing “This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be used for encoding MPEG-4 compliant video and/or decoding MPEG-4 compliant video that was encoded only (1) for a personal and non-commercial purpose or (2) by a video provider licensed under the AT&T patents to provide MPEG-4 compliant video.” * Notice displayed in English as required. Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. Exif Print is a standard that enhances compatibility between digital cameras and printers. caused by the malfunction of nongenuine Canon accessories (e. By connecting the camera to an Exif Print-compliant printer. No license is granted or implied for any other use for MPEG-4 standard.Trademarks Adobe is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated. Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc.. LLC. although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis. 232 . etc. and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are a trademark or registered trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire. * This digital camera supports Design rule for Camera File System 2. HDMI. SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C. HDMI logo. Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. All other corporate and product names and trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners. the shooting information is incorporated to optimize the print output.0 and Exif 2..21 (also called “Exif Print”).g. Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories. a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack).

• Do not use the equipment where there is flammable gas. and accessories not specified in this booklet. smoke. Do not mix new and old or different types of batteries. or fumes are emitted during battery pack recharging. connecting cables. insulate the electrical contacts with tape to prevent contact with other metallic objects or batteries. • Before storing the camera or accessory when not in use. It may impair the person’s vision. or emits smoke or fumes. Be careful not to get burned in the process. . and fire. do not exceed the recharging time. • If excessive heat. Do not apply heat or apply solder to the battery pack or back-up battery. • Do not fire the flash near a person’s eyes. And do not subject the battery pack or back-up battery to strong physical shock. . Preventing Serious Injury or Death • To prevent fire. heat generation. remove it immediately.104°F). . etc. keep the equipment away from the reach of children.Do not short-circuit. It can cause blindness or skin problems. and material damage. This is to prevent electrical shock. Do not expose the battery pack or back-up battery to fire or water. This is to prevent an explosion or fire. flush the affected area with lots of clean water without rubbing it.) • When disposing of a battery pack or back-up battery.Safety Warnings Follow these safeguards and use the equipment properly to prevent injury. skin. remove the battery pack and disconnect the power plug. • Do not leave any cords near a heat source. death. deforms. power sources. changes color.Do not use any batteries. • Do not fire the flash at someone driving a car. consult a physician immediately. Also.40°C (32°F . disassemble. keep at least 1 meter away. If the battery leakage contacts your eyes. The cord can accidentally choke the child or give an electrical shock.Do not recharge the battery pack outside the allowable ambient temperature range of 0°C . accessories. It can deform the cord or melt the insulation and cause a fire or electrical shock. or modify the battery pack or back-up battery. follow the safeguards below: . and explosions. When using flash to photograph an infant. • Prevent any battery leakage from contacting your eyes.Do not install the battery pack or back-up battery in reversed polarity (+ –). and clothing. immediately unplug the battery charger from the power outlet to stop the recharging and prevent a fire. If a child swallows the battery. . • Keep the back-up battery away from children. • During the recharging. This is to prevent fire or an explosion. (Battery chemicals may harm the stomach and intestines. or clothing. Do not use any home-made or modified batteries. See a physician immediately. • If the battery pack or back-up battery leaks.Do not insert any foreign metallic objects into the electrical contacts of the camera. chemical leakage. skin. 233 . It may cause an accident. excessive heat.

or oily. follow the safeguards below: . 234 . Doing so may cause fire or a health hazard. Also do not twist or tie the cords. • Do not store the equipment in dusty or humid places. humid.• If you drop the equipment and the casing breaks open to expose the internal parts. • Do not cover or wrap the battery-recharging apparatus with a cloth.Do not handle a power plug with wet hands.Do not scratch. The battery pack or back-up battery can also become hot and cause skin burns. • Do not leave a lens or lens-attached camera under the sun without the lens cap attached. Doing so may cause injury.Do not connect too many power plugs to the same power outlet. The neck strap can accidentally choke the child. • Before using the camera inside an airplane or hospital. If the product does not work properly or requires repair. . Otherwise. the lens may concentrate the sun’s rays and cause a fire. The equipment may become hot and cause skin burns. . This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. contact your dealer or your nearest Canon Service Center. High-voltage internal parts can cause electrical shock. Also make sure the tripod is sturdy enough to support the camera and lens. promptly remove the battery pack and back-up battery. or excessively bend the cord or put a heavy object on the cord. • Do not look at the sun or an extremely bright light source through the camera or lens. grasp and pull the plug instead of the cord. Doing so may cause battery leakage or a shorter battery life.Always insert the power plug all the way in.When unplugging a power plug. • Do not use or leave the battery pack or back-up battery in a hot environment. . • Do not disassemble or modify the equipment. • Do not carry the camera around while it is attached to a tripod. . • Keep the camera from the reach of small children. or other organic solvents to clean the equipment. Preventing Injury or Equipment Damage • Do not leave equipment inside a car under the hot sun or near a heat source. • Occasionally unplug the power plug and use a dry cloth to clean off the dust around the power outlet.Do not use a cord whose insulation has been damaged. • If you drop the camera in water or if water or metal fragments enter inside the camera. . Doing so may trap heat within and cause the casing to deform or catch fire. benzene. If the surrounding is dusty. • To prevent fire and electrical shock. the dust on the power outlet may become moist and short-circuit the outlet to cause a fire. • Do not use paint thinner. cut. Electromagnetic waves emitted by the camera may interfere with the plane’s instruments or the hospital’s medical equipment. check if it is allowed. do not touch the internal parts due to the possibility of electrical shock. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. Doing so may damage your vision.

Pb = Lead) is present in this battery or accumulator at a concentration above an applicable threshold specified in the Battery Directive. Iceland and Liechtenstein) 235 . on an authorized one-for-one basis when you buy a new similar product or to an authorized collection site for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and batteries and accumulators. Your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will contribute to the effective usage of natural resources. this indicates that a heavy metal (Hg = Mercury. waste authority.. the Battery Directive (2006/66/EC) and/or your national laws implementing those Directives.g. For more information about the recycling of this product. in accordance with the Battery Directive. according to the WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC). (EEA: Norway. please contact your local city office.European Union (and EEA) only.com/environment. This product should be handed over to a designated collection point. e. These symbols indicate that this product is not to be disposed of with your household waste. Cd = Cadmium. If a chemical symbol is printed beneath the symbol shown above. Improper handling of this type of waste could have a possible impact on the environment and human health due to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated with EEE.canon-europe. approved scheme or your household waste disposal service or visit www.

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....or 9-image index display..........160.............. 169 Auto Lighting Optimizer........... 216 Beeper.............. 208 Format....... 84 BULB (Bulb exposure)......96 AE lock..........67 AI Servo AF....... 36 Settings display...............89 AF → Focusing AI FOCUS (AI Focus AF). 31.......... 79......156 640x480 ............... 96 Color temperature ... 169 Access lamp............ 55 Cable ............................................................................. 31 Card reminder ........... 2 Center-weighted average metering .......................67 Aperture-priority AE . 123 SDHC/SDXC.................. 35 ........... 112...131 1920x1080 ... 86 Cleaning (image sensor) ............ 138 Eye-Fi....................................... 144 Holding the camera............. 138 Black-and-white image .......................... 167.97......80 Audio/video OUT..131 Battery Grip .................... 224 SD speed class . 143 Camera shake .............. self-timer ....... 82 Bulb ....160.131 1st-curtain sync..............................................27..148 2-sec...................... 134 AEB........................................................................................... 99 Color tone........................................................... 160......80 B B/W (Monochrome)... 103 Auto playback → Slide show Auto power off................................................. 42 Problem..............................................76 Basic Zone modes ......................................................................32 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE).......... 150 Clock → Date/Time Close-up ........... 93 Built-in flash... 92 Continuous shooting................... 2..................................................... 70 Contrast............. 169 Camera Camera shake........................................................Index 1280x720 ...20 Battery → Power 237 ......................................................37 Card.......................................................... 3.....148 2nd-curtain sync........... 84 C C (Creative Auto) ................................................ 139 Autofocus → Focusing Av (Aperture-priority AE)....... 13...45.......67 AI SERVO (AI Servo AF) ...........85 Adobe RGB................................................71 4................... 76.............................................................................................. 32...... 106 Clear settings .................................. 52 Color space . 92 A A/V OUT...... 64.................................................................

............................ 206 FE lock........................ 132.......................... 69 Focusing AF mode ................147....................... 131....70.. 202 Recompose....................... 148 Built-in flash ............................................ 46 Full HD .........................20 Custom Functions.......................................................................29 DC coupler................ 113 AF point selection .........36 Direct printing → Printing DPOF................ 65 Flash exposure compensation .............. 194 Beeper .... 88 Focus confirmation light .....87 Extension ............... 48 Format (card initialization)................... 131 Full Auto .... 46 Focus lock .................................151 E Erase (image) ................ 173 Filter effect (Monochrome) ............................................................... 48 Focus mode switch .. 72....... 64 Custom Functions....86 Exposure compensation ..................185 Drive mode .................... 123.... 131 Full High-Definition...............................................................224 Evaluative metering ...................................199 Creative Auto .......................................................76 FE lock................ 42 Frame rate................. 98 Flash exposure compensation..... 149 Effective range ............... 49....................................................... 205 F Face detection Live mode (AF).................. 93 Firmware Ver........................208 Eyepiece cover ....................55 Creative Zone modes . 68 AF-assist beam..................82 Dial....... 140 File size ............ 160 D Date/Time ......... 33........ 47...........Index Copyright information.........................191 File number .... 214 Flash ........................................176 Dioptric adjustment ............. 147............ 47......................................190 Clear all ............................................................................. 77 Digital terminal .....98 238 .....................203 Depth-of-field preview.............................23....... 88 Flash off ......... 206 Eye-Fi card ... 117.171 Error codes ............... 64 2nd-curtain sync .........114 Faithful ....................16.......................................................... 71 Dust Delete Data ........................141 External Speedlite............... 138 Difficult-to-focus subjects ....................................... 69........................ 120 Out of focus ................................ ........................ 147 Red-eye reduction ...... 66......................... 117............ 56 Flash-sync speed................. 192 Menu setting ...........................190 List.... 64 External Speedlite. 202 Manual focusing.......................

..................................... 33 .......... 192 Maximum ISO speed with Auto ISO ....................................................................173 Highlight tone priority .............. 104 Live mode (AF)........ 194 Histogram (Brightness/RGB) . 18 Lens............ 20 Image-recording quality...................... 40 Screen color...........131.................170 Rotate .....................................................................96 Image Auto playback ............................ 159 Shooting information................... 58.. 13 Auto off.........160.............. 30 LCD monitor ..........................110..........................................................174 Household power .............. 62 Auto............. 156 ISO speed .............................. 173 View on TV .................... 146 Brightness adjustment ........... 134 H HDMI...................................... 63 ISO expansion ............................ 75 Language selection .....173 Highlight detail loss ..156 Jump display (Image browsing)..............Index Function availability table........... 167 HDMI CEC (High-Definition Multimedia Interface Consumer Electronics Control) .58....34 Landscape................................................. 155 Protect ............210 Image dust prevention.................. 44 Image playback..................................................................157 Magnified view...........................................168 High-Definition ... 157 L I ICC profile . 167 Highlight alert ...............160...........................173 Histogram ...................................................... 21.....................165 Erase ........203 J JPEG ........ 151 Image review time ... 72 Index display ...................................... 155 Menu screen ......................................................... 51.............. 197 Image Zone ...... 33 Lens peripheral illumination correction...........171 Highlight alert...............35 Attaching/Detaching ............. 72 Jump display .........158 Playback .... 160................................................... 113 239 ....142.......................................... 167 Image area........112................ 138 Image verification data ......... 63 G Grid display ............................ 139 Display switching ........62...................174 Index......................................... 146 Shooting settings display ................................

............................................... 167 My Menu ............112..................................... 131................................................................................................................................. 134 Still photo shooting...................... 84...........107 Focusing.................... 16 ........................................ 131.. 131 Manual exposure shooting.....73 Memory card → Card Menu Menu settings .................................... 193 Nomenclature. 162 Recording size .................. 43 M M (Manual exposure)................218 Manual exposure ... 127 Manual focusing.................. 76 Night Portrait ............................................................................... 54 Night scene .....106....... 51 Noise reduction High ISO speed ..................... 129 View on TV .... 132 Frame rate ................................. 120 Microphone .................................... 124 Editing out first and last scenes ....40 Metering mode............... 160 File size.....212 My Menu. 66 One-Shot AF .......109 Long exposures → Bulb Low level format......Index Live View shooting.............. 193 Long exposure .................................................... 164 Enjoying .....................22 NTSC ..........76 Movie Autoexposure shooting .. 70....... 131 Playback ...............120..........69........................113 Grid display ............42........86 Metering timer.........198 Setting operation .......................... 198 N Neutral. 214 240 ...... 120 Maximum burst .......................... 132 Shooting..................................... 66 P P (Program AE)............ 158 Malfunction .... 127 Movie crop ...... 134 MF (Manual focusing) ..... 131 Recording time............ 123 Sound recording .........................................................................112 Possible shots ................... 214 O ONE SHOT (One-Shot AF) ...... 60 PAL.......................................................69..................... 160...................... 74.................................................83..............................................83 Magnified view ......................134 Mirror lockup ..................20 Monochrome............................. 195 Mode Dial.....

................... 153 Sepia (Monochrome)........104 PictBridge....61 Protect (image erase-protection). 24 Red-eye reduction .......................... 92 Shooting information display ............................................179 Paper settings............................... 31 Remote control shooting.... 139 Battery check........ 144 Rotate (image)................... 155 Portrait ....................................Index Paper settings (printing).............179 Print Order (DPOF)...... 182 Tilt correction .................... 109 Recharge .............176 Page layout.....74 RAW+JPEG............... 110.....................................................91 Selection...............183 Trimming................175 Picture Style Adjustment..........................................28............86 Peripheral illumination correction .................................183 Program AE ........27 Printing.................... 150.......... 233 Saturation ....................185 Printing effects ......................................38 Quick Control screen ......................................72 Playback ........................... 93 Sharpness .......................... 92 SD/SDHC/SDXC card → Card Self-timer ............................ 72 ....................................... 71 Sensor cleaning....................................118 241 ..............................................75 User defined .................. 65 Release shutter without card.94 Pixels ..... 126..........38 Quick mode (AF). 159 S Safety warnings.......28 Household power.................................... 133...................24 Switch ...................28....203 Possible shots ...... 57........................50..........27.............................................................. 54...................... 204 Revert to default settings......180........................................ 109 Power Auto power off ............ 173 Q Q (Quick Control) ..178 Partial metering........................74 Recharge.. 142............................. 71........................ 75 Possible shots.......................60 Program shift ................... 27............ 72 .........................58....................170 R RAW ......

............75 Stopped-down aperture ...................................216 Tv (Shutter-priority AE) ..........................83 Av (Aperture-priority AE) ................194 Toning effect (Monochrome) ......................................................... 163 W WB → White balance White balance ..........60 C (Creative Auto) ....162 Sports...................................................................................................... 19 Dioptric adjustment ........ 102 Correction ...........123 Shooting settings display ..134 Speaker.................... 101 Custom ...................46 7 (Flash Off) .....183 242 ................52 5 (Sports).20 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE) ..........................................................................53 Spot metering................................. 78 V Video system...55 1 (Full Auto)....80 Tv (Shutter-priority AE).................................. 99 Personal................................................................................Index Shooting mode.........................................................................86 sRGB ...........37 Shutter-priority AE ............78 P (Program AE) .18 Shutter button ... 36 Volume (Movie playback) . 169.............................................. 214 View on TV..85 M (Manual exposure) ..................... 160..............................................................78 Slide show .............. 99 Bracketing...165 Sound recording ....................................54 k (Movie shooting)...... 100 T Tone priority ..........................53 6 (Night Portrait) ..................................82 Strap ...................96 Standard ................51 4 (Close-up) ......................................93 Trimming (printing)...... 167 Viewfinder .......................................................49 2 (Portrait) ...............................23 System map............................................50 3 (Landscape) ......................................

.p.........250 p.....................................................................................................Picture Style .............251 p.............246 p.245 p.p.............Image-recording Quality ....................249 p...............p....255 Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk ...........E: AF Mode..250 p.259 243 ...............Q Quick Control Screen .Using the Built-in Flash.......251 p.........Nomenclature .254 p.Basic Zone Modes .f: Aperture-priority AE.....A Live View Shooting..257/258 EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk ....Image Playback ..............253 p....250 p............252 p.........d: Program AE ..254 p.256 Installing the Software ......250 p.....246 p.........Z: ISO Speed ....................k Shooting Movies .....s: Shutter-priority AE ..........Creative Zone Modes ..Custom Functions ...p..S AF Point .........244 p...................252 p.i Drive Mode ...249 p.....247 p..Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations .......

Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys 1. then press the <V> key to select the desired item. After setting the item. Press <0> to display the setting. press <0>. 2. Press the <U> key to select the tab. 3. 4. Basic Zone Modes Movie Shooting Mode Creative Zone Modes Tab Menu items Menu settings 244 . Press the <M> button to display the menu.

In the Basic Zone modes (except C). press the <Q> button. then turn the <6> dial to set it. 245 . Aperture ISO speed Highlight tone priority Flash exposure compensation Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Picture Style White balance Metering mode AF mode Shutter speed Exposure compensation/ AEB setting Shooting mode Image-recording quality Press the <S> key to select the function.Quick Reference Guide Q Quick Control Screen With the shooting settings displayed. you can select certain drive modes and the image-recording quality. The Quick Control screen will appear.

Quick Reference Guide Image-recording Quality Select [1 Quality]. then press <0>. Nice skin tones and slightly sharp images. Style Description P Standard Q Portrait R Landscape V Monochrome Vivid colors and sharp images. Press the <U> key to select the Picture Style. Image-recording quality Pixels Possible shots A Picture StyleN Press the <XA> button. 246 . Black-and-white images. then press <0>. For <S> (Neutral) and <U> (Faithful). see the camera’s instruction manual. Vivid blue skies and greenery and very sharp images. Press the <U> key to select the quality. then press <0>.

Quick Reference Guide Nomenclature Power switch <Z> ISO speed setting button <6> Main Dial <D> Flash button Mode Dial Shutter button Focus mode switch <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button <A> AE lock button <S> AF point selection button Display-off sensor <S> Cross keys Access lamp <O> Aperture/Exposure compensation button <0> Setting button 247 .

Quick Reference Guide Shooting Settings Display Aperture Shutter speed ISO speed Exposure level indicator White balance Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Possible shots Metering mode Shooting mode Picture Style Image-recording quality Quick Control AF mode icon Battery check zxcn OK NG Viewfinder Information AF point activation indicator <•> Spot metering circle AF points Focus confirmation light Max. burst Monochrome shooting ISO speed Exposure level indicator AE lock Flash-ready Flash exposure compensation Shutter speed Aperture 248 .

249 . You just press the shutter button. then shoot. then press the <S> key to select the function. the built-in flash will pop-up automatically in low-light or backlit conditions (except in the <7> <3> <5> modes). Turn the <6> dial to set the function. D Using the Built-in Flash Basic Zone Modes If necessary.) Press the <Q> button.Quick Reference Guide Basic Zone Modes All the settings necessary for shooting are set automatically. sic Z o n e Ba 1 Full Auto C Creative Auto 7 Flash Off 2 Portrait 3 Landscape 4 Close-up 5 Sports 6 Night Portrait (Displayed only when <C> is set. and the camera does the rest. Creative Zone Modes Press the <D> button to pop up the built-in flash.

Set the Mode Dial to <d>. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired aperture. s: Shutter-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <s>. The shutter speed will be set automatically. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. 250 . d: Program AE The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture in the same way as the <1> mode.Quick Reference Guide Creative Zone Modes Cre ati v e ne Zo You can change the camera settings as desired to shoot in various ways. then focus the subject. If the shutter speed display blinks. then focus the subject. If the aperture display blinks. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired shutter speed. f: Aperture-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <f>. The aperture will be set automatically.

then press <0>. Press the <ZE> button.Quick Reference Guide E: AF ModeN Set the lens focus mode switch to <f>. Press the <U> key to select the AF mode. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point flashes in red. While looking at the viewfinder. 251 . Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. X(One-Shot AF): For still subjects 9(AI Focus AF): Switches the AF mode automatically Z(AI Servo AF): For moving subjects S AF PointN Press the <S> button. Press the <S> key to select the AF point.

then press <0>. u: i: Q: l: q: Single shooting Continuous shooting Self-timer/Remote control* Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous* * The <Q> and <q> drive modes can be selected in all shooting modes. i Drive ModeN Press the <YiQ> button. Turn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed. the ISO speed setting will be displayed. When you press the shutter button halfway.Quick Reference Guide Z: ISO SpeedN Press the <Z> button. the ISO speed is set automatically. When “AUTO” is selected. Press the <U> key to select the drive mode. 252 .

Battery Life with Live View Shooting Temperature No Flash At 23°C / 73°F Approx. use the [6 Live View function settings] menu. 200 shots 50% Flash Use Approx. To change the Live View settings. 180 shots 253 . Press the shutter button halfway to focus. Press the shutter button completely to take the picture.Quick Reference Guide A Live View Shooting Press the <A> button to display the Live View image.

Press the shutter button halfway to focus. press <A> again. Press the <A> button to start shooting a movie.Quick Reference Guide k Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k>. To shoot still photos. speed in Av mode 4 Long exposure noise reduction 5 High ISO speed noise reduction 6 Highlight tone priority 7 AF-assist beam firing 8 Mirror lockup 9 Shutter/AE lock button 10 Assign SET button 11 LCD display when power ON 12 Add image verification data 254 . press the shutter button. To stop movie shooting. Custom FunctionsN 1 Exposure level increments 2 ISO expansion 3 Flash sync.

Quick Reference Guide Image Playback y u y u Index Magnify Select image S L Erase B Shooting information x Playback 255 .

256 . You can edit images with originals remaining unchanged. It is especially recommended for users who mainly shoot RAW images. You can shoot photos remotely by connecting the camera with your computer. Communication Software for the Camera and Computer a EOS Utility You can download images (still images/movies) you have shot with the camera to your computer. Picture Style File Creating Software d Picture Style Editor You can edit Picture Style to your unique image characteristics and create/save an original Picture Style file. Image Viewing and Editing Software c ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) / ImageBrowser (Macintosh) You can view. Recommended for novices who are using a digital camera for the first time and amateur users. You can set the various settings of the camera from your computer. You can organize and sort images by shooting date or theme. Can be used by a wide range of users from amateurs to professionals. You can play and edit MOV movies and extract stil images from movies. Image Viewing and Editing Software b Digital Photo Professional You can view. edit and print JPEG images on your computer.Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk This disk contains various software for EOS DIGITAL. edit and print shot images on your computer at highspeed.

257 . Never connect the camera to your computer before you install the software. the window for Step 4 appears. To download images from the cameras. uninstall the software. If not necessary. remove the CD.Installing the Software Compatible OS Windows 7 Windows Vista SP1/SP2/SP3 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. 5 Once your computer has restarted. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. 3 Click [Easy Installation] to start installation. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). B When installation ends. 4 Click [Restart]. “WFT Utility” and “Original Data Security Tools” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. The software will not be installed correctly. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD).

10. 258 . On your computer’s desktop. 5 Remove the CD. and then double-click [Canon EOS Digital Installer]. To download images from the cameras. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD).4 . uninstall the software. 3 Click [Install] to start installation.6 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. the window for Step 4 appears. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. “WFT Utility” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. 4 Click [Finish]. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). When installation ends.Installing the Software Compatible OS MAC OS X 10. If not necessary. double-click and open the CD-ROM icon.

Then select your language.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). 3 Double-click the START. 2 Open the CD. Double-click on the CD icon. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. To save the PDF manual to your computer. double-click [My Computer] on the desktop) and then double-click the CD-ROM drive into which you have inserted the CD. 2 Open the CD. Click [Start] [My Computer] (in versions other than Windows XP. Double-click the START.pdf files. Acrobat Reader (version 6. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your computer. Then select your language.[WINDOWS] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your computer. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your Macintosh. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. 3 [MACINTOSH] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your Macintosh. To save the PDF manual to your computer.pdf files. Acrobat Reader (version 6.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your Macintosh. 259 . Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your computer. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader.

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